Watchwoman on the Wall

Maxine Waters, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 35th district since January 3, 1993, Member of Congressional Progressive Caucus


So much for dialing back the rhetoric, right?

On Saturday in Inglewood, Calif., Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters had some harsh words for the tea party.

“I’m not afraid of anybody,” the California congresswoman told constituents in footage that appeared on ABC affiliate KABC in Los Angeles, not backing down from comments made about President Obama earlier in the week. “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.” (RELATED: House ethics committee hires outside counsel for Waters case)

That proclamation was met with cheers from the audience, including attendees sporting purple SEIU t-shirts.
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RELATED:Why does Waters need a lawyer? The House Ethics committee last year alleged that Waters improperly tried to obtain a federal bailout for a bank where her husband owns stock. Waters, a senior member of the Financial Services Committee has denied wrongdoing.

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