Ranking Republican Blasts Maxine Waters’ House Committee Leadership as a ‘Travesty’ After Heated Hearing

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is feeling the wrath of ranking House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) after she abruptly ended a hearing with bank regulators following a heated exchange.

On Thursday, Chairwoman Waters put a pin in the over three-hour session, even though Republicans expressed they wanted to continue asking questions. McHenry specifically made such a request, but Waters was quick to shoot him down.

“If a mistake was made and you were not notified, we will deal with that later,” she said.

At the time, McHenry shot back, “This is a travesty the way you’ve handled this.”

Later, the congressman explained that he isn’t in Congress to have “frivolous” fights and added, “That hearing could have ended in a much better way with an understanding going forward that the rules will be followed.”

On Friday, McHenry continued to sound off on Waters.

“The unfortunate thing is,” he told the Washington Examiner, “while I’ve had a good working relationship with Chairwoman Waters, I think she’s been given horrible advice as it pertains to the law and parliamentary procedure.”

Waters, however, has her own piece to say about McHenry. In a statement issued via her spokesperson, she fired back.

I am committed to continuing to provide productive leadership, and I and my experienced and committed staff will continue to work with Mr. McHenry and his staff. None of us have time for squabbling. The issues we are dealing with are much too important to be diverted into distraction and finger-pointing.

Several Republicans told Politico the incident was just part of a pattern of Waters snubbing the GOP members on the committee, which included not giving sufficient formal notice for the hearing.

They also noted the time when she scolded Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin when he attempted to leave a hearing last month. Mnuchin later called the incident “silly,” as IJR Red reported.

“Actions speak louder than words,” Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) put it bluntly.

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Stephen A Trulove
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Stephen A Trulove

It seems the radical leftist liberal/progressives have forgotten why they were elected. Now, as George Washington warned, The democrats are all about the Party, …and not so much about the United States of American and We The People. This is just another example of how “power” or the perception of it tends to cause serious common-sense and logic deprivation, and why we MUST insist on strict term limits, to rid our Representative Republic of the career politicians that have caused the very problems they claim to be the only ones who can fix those problems. If we could impose a… Read more »

Robert Harrison
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Robert Harrison

Mr McHenry did the POTUS or anyone on his staff obstruct justice and did you or anyone on the President staff lie to the American people about there involvement ? If any, any American citizen mislead / lie to Congress should they be punished by going to prison ?

Steve Parr
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Steve Parr

Typical Max bullying……

william jackson
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Mad Max is an ignorant goon.

John
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John

Maxine Waters is an embarrassment to the people of the United States. It is difficult to believe that such an imbecile could be elected to Congress. It certainly doesn’t say much for the constituency in her (election) district (as opposed to those where she really lives?).

Tom Bodine
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Between her and Hank Johnson one would have a hard time figuring which is the dumber, who votes these dumb-asses into office, people that vote for pie in the sky BS I guess.

Dave
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Dave

Her & husband should be in jail for a $12 billion scandal during the disastrous Tarp money Obama poured down a bottomless pit to cronies…

Mimi Siegel
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She is an idiot ashamed of her comments

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