Maxine Waters Goes Full Offense Against Ben Carson

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Fervent anti-Trump personality Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has set her sights on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, insisting on Saturday that she would tear the former Republican presidential candidate’s “ass apart.”

Waters made the inflammatory comments during the Essence Festival in New Orleans, where she questioned the esteemed neurosurgeon’s credentials for the gig.

“Ben Carson was appointed to be the HUD secretary,” she said. “He knows nothing about the mission of HUD. He doesn’t care about the people in public housing. He believes that if you are poor, it is your own fault. And he doesn’t know the difference between an immigrant and a slave.”

She was referring to a remark that Carson made in March, when he characterized slaves as “immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships [who] worked even longer, even harder for less.”

Waters, who serves as the Financial Services Committee’s ranking Democrat, then turned violent: “And if he thinks when he comes before my committee where I am the ranking member that I am going to give him a pass… I am going to take his ass apart.”

The lawmaker took aim at other members of the Trump administration as well, blasting Attorney General Jeff Sessions as “racist” and claiming that “he really did like the KKK until he learned that they smoke pot.”

As for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Waters alleged that she has “never seen the inside of a classroom” and never “served in education.”

But Waters concluded the speech on her trademark refrain: “Ladies and gentlemen, I am taking off the gloves,” she said, referring to President Donald Trump. “I don’t honor him, I don’t respect him and I am not going to tolerate him. I am going to do everything I can do to get him impeached.”

Her fifteen-minute rant concluded with an “Impeach 45” chant, with Waters promising that Democrats would “lock him up.”

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