Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Sunday told congregants of the First AME Church in Los Angeles that God has sent her to take on President Donald Trump.
Waters began her tirade by accusing the president of being intent on “taking America down,” rather than living up to his 2016 presidential slogan of “Make America Great Again.”
“I am in this fight,” Waters declared before claiming her political opponents are waging an effort to “intimidate,” and “frighten,” her.
Waters said there is “an attempt to intimidate, an attempt to frighten, an attempt to make you go away and shut up and be quiet.
“I don’t know shut up!” she said to thunderous cheers. “I don’t know intimidation. I don’t know fear.”
She counseled her audience, “Don’t you worry about those who are threatening. Don’t you worry about those who are talking about they’re gonna shoot. I know some of you got a little worried when I said to them, ‘If you’re gonna shoot me you better shoot straight.’
“There’s nothing like a wounded animal.”
Waters told the audience about the difficulties of the “housing crisis” in America.
“Jesus! Lord!” on congregant exclaimed.
She said she’s pushed back on Democrats who have said to leave Trump alone.
“I’ve said that we can walk and chew gum at the same time,” Waters said, and a church goer yelled, “Say it!”
She went on a stem winder about Russia and Trump’s alleged intent to lift sanctions against the foe.
Waters ended her remarks by claiming God has sent her on her mission against Trump.
“You’ve gotta know that I’m here to do the work that I was sent to do, and as pastor said to me when I came in this morning, when God sends you to do something, you just do it!
“So I have a message I’m going back to Washington tomorrow morning, I’m going to tell them pastor told me to come here and just do it!”
The pastor then embraced Waters amid wild applause.