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Maxine Waters Vows To ‘Take Care Of Ben Carson’ During Community Meeting In Selma

Christian Datoc Audience Development Manager

Rep. Maxine Waters promised attendees at a community meeting in Selma, Alabama Saturday that she would “take care” of Ben Carson if Democrats take back the House in the 2018 midterm elections.

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“Let me tell you this,” Waters told the room after endorsing a reparations bill originally sponsored by former Michigan Rep. John Conyers. “In order to get where we need to go on this issue and on other issues, we’ve really got to understand that 2018 is important to taking back the House and taking back the Senate.”

US Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) looks on before speaking to reports regarding the Russia investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on January 9, 2018 (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) looks on before speaking to reports regarding the Russia investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 2018 (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

“We’ve got to get the White House back,” the California Democrat continued. “If we want to get to the point where we can get reparations, we’ve got to have the power to do that, number one, by having a supportive president would be wonderful, but taking back the House would be absolutely wonderful.”

Waters closed by reminding her audience she is “the ranking member of the financial services committee that oversees Wall Street and HUD, and by the way, we’re going to take care of Ben Carson too.”

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23: United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson appears on SiriusXM's Town Hall hosted by Armstrong Williams at SiriusXM DC Performance Space on May 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson appears on SiriusXM’s Town Hall hosted by Armstrong Williams at SiriusXM DC Performance Space on May 23, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

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