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Maxine Waters Goes In on ‘Scumbags’ in the Trump Administration

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House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., pauses as she questions witnesses during a hearing on legal issues relating to football head injuries, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters isn’t known for holding her tongue. And after Donald Trump became our nation’s 45th president, she’s seemed to make it her mission to speak out against him at every turn.

Earlier this month Waters said her “greatest desire” was to “lead him right into impeachment,” and Tuesday night she unleashed another scathing critique on the Trump Administration, who she argued is riddled with “scumbags.”

During an interview with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, Waters attempted to connect the dots between members of Trump’s inner circle and Russia, calling out former Trump campaign operative Paul Manafort, former advisor Carter Page, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

After asserting that the people surrounding the president are part of a plot to enrich themselves via oil, Waters went all the way in, calling those with Russian ties “scumbags.”

“Can’t people see what’s going on? Why do you think they hacked into our election? They hacked into the election because they have to make sure that Donald Trump got elected, so that he could help them with what I think is a huge deal––not only to lift these sanctions, but to take over all of these Soviet countries and pull ’em back into the Soviet Union so that they could have access to all of these resources. It’s clear to me. And I just think the American people had better understand what’s going on. This is a bunch of scumbags, that’s what they are.”

Since the election, Waters has become a hero to many on the left who want Democrats to resist Trump’s agenda. Her signature side-eye has also been shared widely on social media in meme, tweets, and posts, introducing the congresswoman to a whole new audience.

What do you think of her comments?

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