5 Things You Need To Know About Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Maxine Waters is the US Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, and one of President Donald Trump's biggest critics.
She's hell-bent on getting him impeached before his four years are up, and would say it to the face of any reporter asking about her opinion.
But when she's not addressing Trump's very problematic statements against basically every marginalized group in the United States, she's actually serving her California citizens in a few major ways.
Here are a few fast facts on the feisty, fabulous woman who holds the 45th president accountable for his words and actions.
1. Kicking Trump off Capitol Hill isn't all she cares about.
Maxine Waters has a career that spans decades, as she was voted into the House of Representatives in 1990 and has served under five presidents.
Some of her priorities include world peace (hence, her interest in Trump's ties to Russia), improving race relations, voting rights, employment and nationwide access to healthcare.
2. She is unafraid to go further than her own party with her denouncement of the POTUS.
The congresswoman told hosts on BET's The Real:
"My colleagues would not like me to say the 'I' word, but I keep saying it. Impeachment, impeachment, impeachment. Because, this president was absolutely in collusion with the Kremlin, and Putin in Russia during the campaign. I believe that... they're going for the oil."
3. Maxine Waters is as vocal on her Twitter page as Donald Trump is on his.
She's pinned this photo to the top of her page:
4. On Tuesday, Bill O'Reilly made a racist comment about her hair but Waters' images is untouched.
Bill O'Reilly has since responded to the backlash of his comments.
Quickly following the backlash of tweets about the issue (and Maxine's own unshaken response to his comments), O'Reilly responded with the following statement:
"As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. I said that again today on Fox & Friends calling her 'old school.' Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize."
O'Reilly's acknowledgement of the situation stands to prove that men will no longer be able to take jabs at women for their appearances in the workplace or in politics. It is being recognized and stopped in its tracks.
5. And this is why she refuses to meet with Donald Trump.
She said during the live MSNBC interview,
"Trump has stepped on everybody. He has no respect for his own colleagues let alone those on the opposite side of the aisle. He's called names, he's lied. He's done everything to show that he really doesn't have good value and he can't be trusted. Why should we work with someone that we can't trust? He'll tell you one thing today and another thing tomorrow. As a matter of fact, those people who voted for him ought to be really concerned— on the fact that he's already backpedaled on some of the promises that he made. So no, I have no intention of pretending everything's alright."