Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California has turned on her own party, even playing the race card against Democrats.
She accused fellow Democrats Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema of not caring about black Americans and other minorities.
Appearing on the left-wing network MSNBC, Waters complained, “This is a very difficult time for Democrats.”
“We have two Democrats, Manchin and Sinema, and they are holding up the Democratic agenda. They have decided that they are going to stick with support of the filibuster, and they don’t care whether or not they undermine the rights of minorities and blacks in this country.”
Waters said black Americans “have fought very hard to make this a stronger democracy. We’ve worked very hard for equal rights.”
Manchin and Sinema “are basically saying they don’t care. They don’t care about us. They don’t care what it means to weaken our ability to participate in this democracy.”
Waters also claims Trump and Republicans are causing racial division despite the fact Trump hasn’t been in office for over a year and Democrats control both the White House and Congress.
“Of course we have Republicans who are basically following Trump and the kind of division that he’s causing among, not only, you know, people of color, but the kind of division he’s causing between the so-called haves and the have-nots,” she said.
“And so Republicans are not going to confront Trump. They’re going to do whatever they’re told.”
“They don’t have the spine to stand up against him. And so we’re in a difficult position.”
Waters was recently accused of corruption after using her political position to pay her daughter over $1 million for working on her campaigns over the years, Fox News reports.
Waters, who serves as chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, has paid her daughter tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds.
Between January and September of 2021, Waters has paid her daughter, Karen Waters, a total of $74,000 in donor cash. The last quarter alone saw over $20,000 go to her daughter.
Fox News notes this amount is nearly a third of the median American household income in 2020, according to the Census Bureau.
Campaign finance records obtained by Fox News confirmed this information. Waters has not responded to requests for comment on the payments.
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Waters then insisted a conspiracy was afoot.
“And what everybody better understand is this democracy is at stake. And these domestic terrorists are organizing,” she said, claiming Trump is supporting them.
Asked what Democrats need to do to enact their agenda, Waters said Republicans are at fault, and she gave Manchin and Sinema one more round of trash talk.
“It’s not what Democrats need to do. We’re doing everything that can be done. It’s what Republicans need to do. Why is it we don’t have one Republican, not one, that will stand up for the voting rights for people in this country?” she said.