This week on the House floor durning a debate about repealing Obama-era automobile lending guidelines, Reps. Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Maxine Waters (D-CA) had a heated exchange.
Kelly said, ďWeíre trying to make America great every day and every way and the best way to do that is to stop talking about discrimination and start talking about the nation. Weíre coming together as a people in spite of what you say.Ē
Waters responded, ďMr. Kelly, please donít leave, because I want you to know that I am more offended as an African-American woman than you will ever be. And this business about making America great again, it is your president thatís dividing this country. And donít talk to me about the fact that we donít understand.Ē
When Kelly asked if she will yield, Water said, ďNo, I will not yield, no I will not yield. Donít tell me we donít understand, thatís the attitude given toward women time and time again.Ē
When the chair Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA ) tried to gain control, Water shot back, ďDonít you stop me in the middle when you didnít stop him in the middle and so I shall continue. Donít you dare talk to me like that and think that somehow women donít understand what goes on on the floors of automobile dealers.Ē
She continued, ďI donít appreciate that you did not interrupt him when he was making those outrageous remarks about him knowing more about discrimination than I know about discrimination. I resent that, and I resent the remark about making America great again. Heís down here making a speech for this dishonorable president of the United States of AmericaÖ and no I donít yield, not one second to you. Not one second. Not one second to you.Ē