Maxine Waters made national headlines when she called for liberal rage mobs to terrorize Trump administration officials.
She compounded her problems by declaring that Democrats would impeach both President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
But those scandals pale in comparison to the gigantic headache she just created for herself.
Maxine Waters is the new chair of the House Financial Services Committee.
She now has oversight over banks, Wall Street, and student loans.
The far-left Waters exercising subpoena power over the engines of the U.S. financial system is enough to give millions of Americans nightmares.
But Waters has a different problem on her hand.
A trio of radical leftist freshmen Democrats – headlined by Democrat Socialist Alexandira Ocasio-Cortez – joined he Committee.
The decision to stack the panel with some of the most outspoken liberal freshmen comes after a failed lobbying campaign waged by party activists to ensure that progressive lawmakers landed spots on a trio of coveted House committees.
The liberal group Justice Democrats publicly pressured Democratic leaders to put Ocasio-Cortez on the tax-writing Ways and Means panel, Tlaib on the Appropriations Committee and Porter on Financial Services. But more senior lawmakers pushed back behind the scenes, arguing that freshmen should not be given spots on the most exclusive committees when other members who have been in Congress for several years have been waiting their turn.
In the end, Financial Services, which was already struggling to fill its sprawling roster, seemed like the right landing spot for the freshmen. And Waters, who is affectionately referred to as “Auntie Maxine” by many on the left, is just the chairwoman to oversee such an eclectic mix of members, other lawmakers said.
“She doesn’t suffer fools. And I would feel quite sorry for anybody who believes they can run over her,” said Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), a senior member of the committee. “Maxine Waters, to my knowledge, has never been run over in her life. Even trucks would get out of the way.”
These loons are to the left of even Waters.
And they want to turn America into Venezuela.
Democrats want to use the next two years to tee up the 2020 Presidential election.
Pelosi believes Committee chairs like Waters can offer an appealing vision of how united Democrat government might operate.
But with radicals like Ocasio-Cortez yanking the Democrats to the left, that job just became insanely difficult.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.