Maxine Waters stood in front of the camera and everyone instantly realized something was wrong

Maxine Waters is set to chair the Financial Services Committee in the House come January.

But questions are swirling around her mental capacity.

That’s because once she stood up in front of the cameras, everyone realized something was terribly wrong.

A reporter approached Waters in the Capitol Hill hallway and began to ask her questions about the “Community Reinvestment Act.”

Waters appeared dazed and confused and had difficulty answering simple questions.

The American Mirror reports:

At one point she slowly closed her eyes, as if to reset her brain amid the verbal calamity.

Moments later, she seemed to toy with the man as he crossed his words.

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters appeared dazed and amused at the Capitol on Wednesday as a reporter gleefully peppered the 80-year-old career politician with bungled questions about her presumed chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee.

A reporter with the “Capitol Intel Group” caught up with Waters in a hallway and rode along in an elevator with the congresswoman and an aide while recording the bizarre encounter “using CI Glass,” whatever that is.

You can watch the interview below.

Waters is not the first older Democrat to suffer from bizarre episodes like this.

Nancy Pelosi routinely suffers from what Matt Drudge deems “brain freeze.”

Some Americans wonder if they are past their prime and should not hold important leadership positions in the next Congress.

We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.