Maxine Waters Goes Off on MSNBC Host For Talking To Someone Other Than Her

February 28, 2017

Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) snapped at MSNBC's Katy Tur on Tuesday after she thought Tur was talking to her, when she was addressing a question to Rep. Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.).

Before addressing Engel, Tur played a montage of all the times he had shaken hands with past presidents.

"And Congressman, we're just, in case you can't see, showing a video of you standing on the aisle and shaking number of presidents' hands over the years," Tur said.

Tur addressed Engel to avoid confusion in the two-person interview.

"Both Republicans and Democrats," Tur said, pointing out who Engel shook hands with. "So my final question to you, Congressman Engel–"

Waters snapped.

"No you have not," she said. "Excuse me–"

"She's talking to me," Engel pointed out.

Waters immediately apologized.

"Oh, I'm sorry," she said. "I thought you had been talking to me about standing on the aisle and shaking hands–"

Tur cleared things up with an apology.

"No, I'm sorry Congresswoman Maxine Waters," she said.

"It's okay," Waters replied.

Tur continued as Waters repeatedly said, "okay."

"I'm talking to Congressman Engel who has stood there and we've shown over the years," she said. "I'm sorry about that, for the confusion."

"Sure," Waters said.