Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters bullied Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin while he gave his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.
Steve Mnuchin’s Congressional hearing was related to the Democrats’ witch hunt for President Donald Trump’s tax returns, which Americans could not care less about.
Amazingly, Rep. Waters is the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee despite being repeatedly labeled as one of the corrupt members of Congress by the George Soros-funded watchdog CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington).
In contrast to Waters, Mnuchin is a self-made businessman whose net worth is $300 million, money that he made before he started working for the Trump administration.
Mnuchin reportedly forgoes his $205,000 annual salary as Treasury Secretary. very similar to President Trump, Ivanka, and Jared Kushner, who all forgo their six-figure annual salaries.
Here’s what happened yesterday. Mnuchin asked Rep. Waters if he can finally leave the hearing after testifying before the committee the whole day.
Why? Because Mnuchin actually has work to do: He had a scheduled meeting with a senior official from Bahrain waiting for him. The two were to discuss national security issues and sanctions.
“I’ve just been advised that I’m under no obligation to stay. I’m here voluntarily. I will leave at 5:30, which is going to make me already 20 minutes late. So I’m happy to listen for another 10 minutes and then I will be leaving.”
“If you wish to keep me here so that I don’t have my important meeting and continue to grill me, then I will cancel my meeting and I will not be back here. I will be very clear if that’s the way you’d like to have this relationship.” he said.
Enraged Maxine Waters fired back, saying: “No other Secretary has ever told us the day before that they were going to limit their time in the way that you’re doing.”
Mnuchin said that it is wrong for Waters to order him to stay, because he was there voluntarily. Then he asked Waters to dismiss everyone, so it doesn’t appear like he was leaving without permission.
“Please dismiss everybody. I believe you’re supposed to take the gavel and bang it. That’s the appropriate way,” Mnuchin remarked.
A furious Waters snarked back at him: “Please don’t instruct me on how I’m supposed to conduct this committee!”