|U.S. Representative from California's 43rd Congressional District|
From: January 3, 2013 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Former U.S. Representative from California's 35th Congressional District|
From: January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2013
|Successor||Gloria Negrete McLeod|
|Former U.S. Representative from California's 29th Congressional District|
From: January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1993
|Spouse(s)||Edward Waters (div. 1972)|
Maxine Moore Waters (born August 15, 1938) is a Democrat United States Representative from California. She is an African-American woman who represents California's 43rd district in the 113th Congress, which includes South Central Los Angeles. Waters is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the Chairwoman of its Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. Also, Waters is on the committee on the Judiciary overseeing Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, Immigration, and Border Security. She is the founding member and Chair of the "Out of Iraq" Congressional Caucus, a member of the Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus. She is known for being an outspoken liberal and for espousing socialistic goals. She was a cosponsor of the House resolution to impeach then-Vice President Dick Cheney in 2007 for the War in Iraq and is a sponsor of the totalitarian Medicare for All bill.
Waters is famously known for inciting violence against Trump administration cabinet members. Waters has lashed out at African American Trump supporters, calling them "unconscionable" and "shameful".
Former NSA analyst John Schindler noted:
|"in the 1990s, she was a vociferous critic of U.S. spy agencies, the CIA especially, blaming it for countless ills in America’s inner cities. Black America was ripe for Muscovite manipulation, and Kremlin spies concocted disinformation to stoke racial resentments. The KGB’s notorious mid-1980s Active Measure, which claimed that the Pentagon created the AIDS virus, a total fabrication, nevertheless put down deep roots in certain quarters. Rep. Waters aided and abetted this ugly Russian lie, which lingered for years after the Cold War ended....Waters repeatedly hammered our spy agencies with unsubstantiated allegations that the CIA was really America’s biggest drug dealer....Bill Clinton’s Justice Department after painstaking investigation discovered that “CIA deals crack” was a complete fabrication being pushed by left-wing opponents of our Intelligence Community (the Kremlin has kept pushing this fraud for decades). This did not deter Rep. Waters, who continued to denounce American spies as criminals without any evidence."|
Waters justified the people involved in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Waters maintains that to label it a riot was to call people crazy. She understands their motives so she decided to call it a rebellion.
Socializing oil production
Rep. Waters is on record blaming oil executives for the high cost of gasoline: "Guess what this liberal will be all about, this liberal will be all about socializing... taking over and the government running all of your companies."
Duped by phone prank
- See also: Maxine Waters phone prank
Conservative African American female commentator Candace Owens criticized Waters' intelligence after Waters fell for a highly dubious phone prank orchestrated by Russian pranksters impersonating Greta Thunberg and her father. The pranksters claimed that President Trump told Greta that he committed quid pro quo, and the congresswoman was gullible enough to buy it.
On April 17, 2021, Waters made incendiary demands calling for Black Lives Matter rioters to get "more confrontational" (quoted above in Quotes section) during a speech at an anti-police rally in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, as well as using coercion and making threats of violence if the jury in the George Floyd death case did not return a guilty verdict against Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the accused officer in the case, which led hours later to several Minnesota National Guardsmen getting targeted in a drive-by shooting by a BLM-connected shooter acting on Waters' words. This led in turn to Georgia Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene calling for a resolution to expel Waters from Congress, pointing out that she intentionally incited violence and openly encouraged criminal behavior with her remarks (which is illegal under federal law) while travelling across state lines to do so (also illegal) and also abused her power by her coercion of the jury in the Floyd case, after which Greene called Waters a danger to society; other GOP Congress members also spoke out against Waters and her inflammatory comments. Greene subsequently created a petition calling for Waters' expulsion from Congress for her actions.
Soon after the shooting incident, Andrew Thomas, a convicted felon who was legally prohibited for being in possession of firearms, was identified as the driver of the SUV involved in the drive-by shooting based on photos released by the Minneapolis police and was arrested for being in illegal possession of firearms after two guns, ammunition and two spent cartridge casings were found in the SUV. Following the arrest, White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to condemn Waters for her violence-inciting comments and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood up for fellow Democrat Waters by declaring that she did not have to apologize for her inflammatory comments that led to the drive-by shooting against the National Guardsmen, prompting House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (who had previously said that he would take action if Pelosi refused to) to declare that he would move to formally censure Waters for inciting violence, while Peter Cahill, the judge presiding over the George Floyd case, chastized Waters for her intimidation of the jurors in the case while moving to deny a motion by Eric Nelson, Chauvin's lawyer, to declare a mistrial out of concerns that Waters' public comments had prejudiced the jury. Waters got away with her comments as the vote to censure her was defeated along party lines, with the majority Democrats all voting against censure while the Republicans all voted in favor of censure.
After Chauvin was found guilty on all counts, Alan Dershowitz, in an interview with broadcaster Rob Schmitt, said that he believes the verdict could be thrown out on appeal because it had been influenced by the threats made by Waters; also, Judge Cahill had told Nelson that Waters' interference in the trial via her comments may be cause for a retrial. After being excused for her illegal actions by the Democrats, Waters then attacked Judge Cahill during an interview with CNN hack Jim Acosta, refusing to take responsibility for her comments and denying that they were intended to invoke violence, despite subsequent events proving otherwise.
This was not the first time she had previously been involved in stoking up a riot, as she previously advocated in 2018 that her followers harass any businesses and restaurants that support Donald Trump, and also gave a speech during the infamous 1992 Los Angeles Riots that strongly implied that she condoned the rioters' destructive actions over the results of the trial.
- See also: Obamunism
Roland Martin: Come 2016 that’s it.
Maxine Waters: Well, you know, I don’t know. And I think some people are missing something here. The president [Obama] has put in place an organization that contains a kind of database that no one has seen before in life. That’s going to be very very powerful, and whoever…(crosstalk)
Roland Martin (interrupts): In terms of Organizing for America that he’s now shifted to a 501(c)4.Maxine Waters: That’s right. That’s right. And that database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that its never been done before and whoever runs on the Democratic ticket will have to deal with that…it’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.
Rep. Maxine Waters used her influence to help a bank in which her husband owned stock. The House Ethics Committee launched an investigation of her and whether she benefited as a result. After nearly three years of investigation, Rep. Waters was cleared of the charges.
In 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011, the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) named Maxine Waters one of the 15 most corrupt members of Congress.
|“||I have to march because my mother could not have an abortion.||”|
|“||I am not afraid of anybody. This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell.||”|
|“||I have a right to my anger, and I don’t want anybody telling me I shouldn’t be, that it’s not nice to be, and that something’s wrong with me because I get angry.||”|
|“||(Protestors) got to stay on the street and get more active, more confrontational. They’ve got to know that we mean business.||”|
- Maxine Waters: Black Trump Voters Are ‘Shameful’ — ‘I Will Never Ever Forgive Them’
- Was it a 'riot,' a 'disturbance' or a 'rebellion'?, LATimes, April 29, 2007
- Prank with Maxine Waters (Stars Save the Earth #1)
- Hah-Hah! Candace Owens and Cornel West Argue Over Maxine Waters and Her Low IQ (VIDEO)
- Minnesota National Guard Targeted in Drive By Shooting Hours After Rep. Maxine Waters Told BLM To Be ‘More Confrontational’ at the Gateway Pundit
- 18 U.S. Code § 2101 - Riots
- Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She Will Introduce Resolution to Expel Maxine Waters From Congress at the Gateway Pundit
- Update: Marjorie Taylor Greene Creates Petition Demanding Maxine Waters Be Expelled From Congress (Link to Petition Included) at the Gateway Pundit
- BREAKING BIG: Convicted Felon Arrested After Firing on National Guard Members in Minneapolis — Following Violent Speech by Maxine Waters at the Gateway Pundit
- Psaki Refuses to Condemn Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters’ Incitement to Violence and Call For BLM to “Get More Confrontational” at the Gateway Pundit
- Pelosi Says Maxine Waters Does Not Need to Apologize For Incitement to Violence That Led to Shots Fired at National Guard at the Gateway Pundit
- Kevin McCarthy Moves to Censure Maxine Waters for Breaking the Law and Inciting a Riot at the Gateway Pundit
- Judge in Chauvin Trial Blasts Maxine Waters For Her Threatening Comments to Jurors, “Abhorrent” and “Disrespectful” at the Gateway Pundit
- JUST IN: House Democrats Unanimously Vote to Defeat Republican Resolution to Censure Maxine Waters at the Gateway Pundit
- BREAKING: CHAUVIN VERDICT REACHED – GUILTY OF 2ND DEGREE MURDER, 3RD DEGREE MURDER AND 2ND DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER – Guilty on ALL COUNTS! at the Gateway Pundit
- “We Must Assume the Jury Heard what Maxine Waters said – The Case May Very Well Be Reversed” – Alan Dershowitz Weighs in on Chauvin Verdict at the Gateway Pundit
- Maxine Waters: Chauvin Trial Judge ‘Way Off Track’ with Appeal Remarks — ‘He Knows That There Was No Interference with the Jurors’ at Brietbart
- California Rep. Waters Is Under Investigation, NewsMax.com, October 29, 2009
- Maxine Waters cleared of House ethics charges, September 21, 2012
- Maxine Waters Quote
- Top 10 Outrageous Maxine Waters Quotes
- Maxine Waters Calls To "Impeach 45" | ESSENCE
- Bree A. Dail: "Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) to BLM protesters in Brooklyn Center, MN: '(Protestors) got to stay on the street and get more active, more confrontational. They’ve got to know that we mean business.'" at Twitter