Maxine Water is finally responding to Ben Carson’s blistering letter where he among other things called Rep. Maxine shameless.
“I basically said to my staff, I really don’t have time to be bonded by somebody who does not know the difference between REO and OEO,” she started. “This guy just doesn’t have the background, the capability, the intelligence to do the job.”
“He does not know what he’s doing. He doesn’t care about this issue,” Maxine continued.
“He rises to the occasion to basically support the president, any opportunity that he gets. And so I am going to be so happy when they’re all out of here.”
“They are hurting our country,” she claimed. “They are undermining our democracy, and they’re being very destructive.”
“And I hope the American people can see that if we allow this president and his cabinet to get away with what they are doing, they will be destroying, you know, the presidency and that office forever,” she said.
The highlights of Ben’s letter are below, Maxine’s response in the appearance on MSNBC follows after that.
“Shamelessness is a career politician of 30 years laying blame. Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent.”
“My mother always taught me that people shouldn’t throw rocks, especially while they live in a glass house.”
“Because of that wise lesson, I was a little surprised to read your hostile letter to President Trump regarding the record number of homeless Americans in California, particularly in your district,”
“To me, the most compassionate, obvious, and logical solution would be to get as many homeless Americans off the streets — with a roof over their heads — as soon as humanly possible.”
“I have sent multiple letters to your office and requested numerous meetings, but each time you’ve refused. Basic manners elude you, and it seems that instead of producing results, you’re more interested in producing cheap headlines at the President’s expense — like a true career politician.”
Ben Carson then wrote, “shamelessness is allowing anyone other than a biological female into a battered women’s shelter.”