WATCH: Maxine Waters Loses It During Committee Hearing: ‘I Am NOT A Socialist!’


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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) blew up on a Republican House member during a hearing Tuesday after he brought up comments she made 15 years ago, in which she threatened a federal government takeover of U.S. oil companies.

“We can go around and around in circles about trying to talk about and defining socialism, but at its core, I was intrigued by an op-ed that I saw not too long ago by a Democrat from Cuba commenting on one of our colleagues, an avowed socialist, and essentially pointing out the extent to which democratic socialism is a lot like the system my family fled except its proponents promised to be nicer when seizing your business. That’s the truth,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said during a hearing of the House Rules Committee discussing H. Con. Res. 9, a measure introduced by Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL).

The Daily Caller adds:

Salazar and Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the House majority leader, introduced the resolution to bring attention to the failures caused by socialism, including famines and human rights abuses, according to a release by Salazar, whose congressional district includes Miami. Passage of this concurrent resolution by the House of Representatives and Senate would put Congress on record as opposing socialism.

“I’ve got one question for… ranking member Waters in a 2008 hearing, you said quote ‘and guess what, this liberal will be all about … this liberal will be all about socializing … would be about basically taking over the government and the government running all of your companies’ end quote,” Roy said. “Simple question: Do you stand by that statement?”

Waters threatened “the government running all of your companies” during a 2008 hearing when, at the time, oil prices were topping $140 a barrel and the average price for a gallon of gasoline was $4.00.

“I’m not a socialist, I’m a capitalist, and I commit to you that I am here to save Social Security, to save Medicare, to save seniors and Veterans, and for some of you who have adopted certain kinds of ways that you support what you now claim is socialism, I’m here to say to you, come on,” Waters said.

But Roy persisted, asking her if she still stood by her 2008 remark about a government takeover of oil companies.

“I am not a socialist,” Waters repeated.



3 Responses

  1. Of course, Chip Roy stopped short of telling the REAL truth by calling Maxine a “COMMUNIST”, which is what she really is. Republicans never have the balls to go all the way, always stopping short. That’s why we’re losing this war on America.

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