Rep. Maxine Waters reportedly warned a journalist not to report on a meeting she participated in. Social media had erroneously reported that Section 8 housing vouchers were being distributed. The event took place near a homeless encampment and several hundred of them came out in hopes of getting help with housing. But, all the HUD money has already been distributed. HUD does not have an unlimited budget. They approve grants until they have no more money and that’s it.
Waters told the crowd:
“Excuse me, there’s nobody in Washington who works for their people any f— harder than I do. I don’t want to hear this. No, no, no.”
Waters lives in mansion outside of the district she represents.
The homeless started a scene and disrupted the event. Mad Maxine got upset and told the homeless to go home. Then she told them that no one works harder than she does for them. But, w2hat are the facts? Mad Maxine has been in the House for 31 years and she has written exactly 3 bills and one of those was to name a post office.
The press has inflated her numbers by including bills she co-sponsored. That’s where someone else sees a problem, determines the best way to handle it, writes a bill, has a lawyer read it through, and then makes the necessary changes, and then other members of the House “co-sponsors” it. In other words, you do no work but agree with the bill. You do no work but take part of the credit. How many of you could justify your jobs using the Mad Maxine standard?
When a Los Angeles Times reporter contacted her about the event, Maxine tried to talk him out of writing the story.
“You’ll hurt yourself and the community trying to put this together without background. I don’t want you to start trying to write it, you won’t understand it.”
Video from the scene posted on Twitter by ABC 7 Los Angeles reporter Ashley Mackey shows Waters speaking to concerned citizens at the event saying that Waters was there to “help out.”
100s of people were misinformed & lined up thinking housing vouchers were being handed out today. Congresswoman Maxine Waters noticed the crowd and stopped by to give them the real information about the emergency housing vouchers and help out. @RepMaxineWaters @MaxineWaters @ABC7 pic.twitter.com/LYEs5Fq8gO
— Ashley Mackey (@abc7ashley) March 25, 2022
One homeless, disabled woman, Joyce Burnett, told the Los Angeles Times that she was having difficulty getting the answers she needed.
“Maxine Waters was here, and she said to come back Tuesday with our paperwork filled out,” Burnett said. “I have it, everything they asked for. But every time we get near the front of the line, they shut the door. They opened the door about 20 minutes ago and said they’re not servicing anyone else today.”
Waters’ office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.