Maxine Waters is enjoying her newfound stature as Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee.
But she let this power trip get to her head.
And Waters was at a loss for words when one top Trump official shut her down with one answer.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin appeared before Waters’ committee voluntarily for a routine appearance.
Toward the end of his testimony, Mnuchin made mention of the fact that he had another meeting to attend and he thought he and Waters had agreed on a follow up with her office, which would end the session.
That kicked off a back and forth where Waters rudely tried to put Mnuchin in his place.
Tuesday at the House Financial Services Committee hearing, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s battled with committee chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).
After explaining he had a meeting to go to, Mnuchin said, “I have sat here for over three hours and 15 minutes. I have told you I’ll come back. I just don’t believe we’re sitting here negotiating when I come back. We’ll follow up with your office. How long would you like me to come back for next time? I have told you I’ll accommodate you.”
Waters said, “I appreciate that, and I appreciate you reminding us of the length of the time the secretaries have been here. This is a new way and a new day, and it’s a new chair, and I have the gavel at this point. If you wish to leave, you may.”
Mnuchin thought Waters was supposed to gavel the sessions to an end when they reached an agreement on a time for a follow up with her office.
Instead Waters went in to a power trip.
Breitbart also reports:
Mnuchin said, “Ok, well then please dismiss everybody. I believe you’re supposed to take the gavel and bang it.”
Waters shot back, “Please do not instruct me as to how I am supposed to conduct this committee.”
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