Waters Promises to Berate Ben Carson Like She Did Mnuchin


Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) on Thursday promised to berate Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, saying it would be worse than her famous exchange with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

Waters, a ranking member of the House Committee on Financial Services, was bad mouthing President Donald Trump's administration in front of the Los Angeles Community Review Board.

Waters warned Carson she would not be kind should he testify before her committee. "He's got to come before my committee," she said.

"If you've seen reclaiming my time that I did with Mnuchin," Waters said, "you wait until Ben Carson comes."

Waters' statement to Carson was met with cheers from a few dozen audience members in the small church.

Waters, who is lauded as a millennial hero, made headlines after she interrupted Mnuchin's testimony during a House Financial Services Committee hearing. Waters repeated the phrase "reclaiming my time" three times before the committee chairman silenced Mnuchin.

A video clip of the exchange went viral, after musician Mykal Kilgore made a "Reclaiming My Time – Gospel Mix" Youtube video.

Madeleine Weast

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Madeleine Weast is Assistant Social Media Editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was a Communications Fellow at The Charles Koch Institute. Madeleine is from Prairie Village, Kansas and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @MadeleineWeast.

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