Fiery Maxine Waters to PA Rep: 'I Resent the Remark About Making America Great Again'
Democratic California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, a frequent Trump critic, blasted a Pennsylvania Republican for mentioning the prospect of "making America great again."
Rep. Mike Kelly, who represents Erie and Butler, said on the House floor that lawmakers must work harder toward "trying to make sure that we're making America great every day in every way."
"Stop talking about discrimination and start talking more about the nation," he said. "We are coming together as a people in spite of what you say."
Before Waters was offered the floor, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) -- the presiding officer at the time -- reminded Kelly to address remarks to the chair.
Waters, of South Los Angeles, began speaking and appeared to shout at Kelly, who was apparently turning to exit the House chamber.
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She told Kelly not to leave and said she was "offended as an African-American woman than you will ever be" at what he had said.
McClintock slammed his gavel and told Waters to address her remarks to him, the chairman, rather than other members like Kelly.
A voice that resembled Kelly's could be heard off-camera asking Waters to yield to McClintock.
"Don't you dare talk to me like that," she said in Kelly's direction, adding that McClintock allegedly did not interrupt the Republican the same way.
Waters said Kelly made "outrageous remarks" and said she "resent[s] that remark about making America great again."
Waters continued, saying President Donald Trump is a "dishonorable president" and further reprimanding Kelly, telling him that she would "yield not one second to you."
Waters added that she also resented Kelly, an automobile dealership owner in Pennsylvania, for insinuating prior to the tense exchange that supporters of regulation do not understand the business of selling cars.