California Democrat Maxine Waters erupted on the House floor on Thursday in response to a GOP congressman saying the words “making America great again.”
Republican Rep. Mike Kelly, a Pennsylvania automobile dealership owner, talked about removing regulations as a step towards “making America great.”
“We’re trying to make sure that we’re making America great, every day and in every way,” said Kelly. “Stop talking about discrimination and start talking more about the nation. We are coming together as a people in spite of what you say.”
As Kelly left the floor, Waters told him not to leave, saying, “I want you to know that I am more offended as an African-American woman than you will ever be.”
“And this business about making America great again,” Waters continued, “It is your president that is dividing this country. And don’t talk to me about the fact that we don’t understand what happens in the auto… that’s the attitude that’s given toward women time and time again.”
Waters called Kelly’s remarks “outrageous,” adding that she “resents that remark about making America great again.”
“He’s down here making a speech about this dishonorable president of the United States of America,” Waters said.