Move Out, Maxine!

Move Out, Maxine!

By Cynthia Zalisky

How Is This Disgrace Of A Congresswoman Still In Office?

I have always thought that Rep. Maxine Waters of California was a disgrace to the office she holds and should have been booted out years ago. Her crass, big mouth has always been an embarrassment to all of us who hold America dear. Recently, in an act of downright chutzpah, she criticized President Trump’s meeting with Russian president Putin Long before Ocasio-Cortez, Waters’ extreme socialist philosophy was a glaring example of someone that did not appreciate the values that America stands forand called him “Putin’s apprentice.” As she explained on MSNBC, “In fact, for months I’ve been trying to tell the American public that the President is dangerous and that he’s in bed with Putin. Don’t forget this President can’t borrow money in the United States from any bank. This President is looking at Russia for his new money, financial playground.”

Waters has been a longtime opponent of Trump, consistently referring to him as the “illegitimate president” and has frequently called for his impeachment. Her battle cry has been “Impeach 45! Impeach 45!”

This woman has been an eyesore in the US House of Representatives for nearly three decades. She has recently come under fire from both sides of the aisle after she called on Americans to “push back” against members of the Trump administration over its immigration policy. Waters called on her supporters to publically confront and harass members of the Trump administration in response to the zero tolerance policy that led to the separation of families at the border. The comments came after several Trump administration officials have been recently accosted at restaurants and in front of their homes. She screamed out, “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents.” The last line was what my mother would have called “a tehretz fahr yehnem” (an excuse). Waters has always been a rabble-rouser whose patriotism has always been in question. Does she really care about those children or is she just using them for her own advantage? She is clamoring for publicity, and by bashing Trump she is getting it.

Long before Ocasio-Cortez, Waters’ extreme socialist philosophy was a glaring example of someone that did not appreciate the values that America stands for

That call to her supporters was incitement and many in Congress feel that she should at least be censured for her abysmal behavior. She is creating an environment of hostility in our country and a blatant disregard for the rule of law.

Just last week, Waters’ sycophants burned and stomped on an American flag they snatched off a pickup truck, chanting “black power” outside of her California office. Waters did not condemn the act. That is a perfect indication of where she is coming from.

Long before Ocasio-Cortez, Waters’ extreme socialist philosophy was a glaring example of someone that did not appreciate the values that America stands for.  Incredibly, Waters is now the darling of the far left. She is accusing the president of being “a crooked and racist liar.” That is a pot calling the kettle black, knowing her history. She’s the crook and has been a racist throughout her entire political life.

What is surprising is that the powers in the Democratic left don’t remember Waters’ past.  She was dubbed the nation’s most corrupt elected official by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington in 2011. She was accused of paying family members close to a million dollars from public and campaign funds since 2007. Waters has also been investigated for issuing undue influence to secure a $12 million TARP bailout for a bank in which her husband was a director and shareholder. Her husband’s stock in the institution was worth between $250,000-$500,000. Waters was eventually cleared by investigators, but her grandson, who served as her chief of staff, was not.

But that hasn’t stopped her dishonesty and fraudulent behavior. Besides all that, she is also a schnorrer. Waters’ daughter earned $650,000 for running a “slate mailer” operation for Waters’ campaign that ethics groups have described as an “end run of campaign finance limits.” For a fee of $250-$45,000, candidates and political groups can get Waters’ official backing. The fee earns them a spot on the slate mailers, campaign mailers that promote Waters’ allies who pay her campaign committee for those mailers. She has demeaned the office that she holds in the House of Representatives with this outrageous scheme to raise money for her own personal gain. The woman is a millionaire and should not have to lower herself to this level.

It’s uncanny that this “kehsheneh ganif” (petty crook) has been able to reinvent herself. She has aligned herself with some questionable anti-Semitic characters, including noted Israel haters Rep. Keith Ellison and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, so she’s not a friend of ours by any stretch.  She also supports J Street: “We look to J Street in order to continue to [not only] educate us but to guide us to have peace in the Middle East.” Waters was one of only six Democrats who declined to sign a letter supporting the two-state solution because she refused to address President Trump.

Trump responded to Waters’ thrashing by saying, “Congresswoman Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, along with Nancy Pelosi, the face of the Democrat party. She has called for harm to supporters, of which there are many of the Make America Great Again movement.”

This paragon of virtue wants to impeach 45. I suggest that if Congress is inclined to impeach anyone, Maxine Waters is an ideal candidate. That would be is an excellent example of what President Trump means by “draining the swamp.” Our country deserves better than having the likes of Maxine Waters in Congress. It’s a shanda!

Cynthia Zalisky is the Executive Director of the Queens Jewish Community. She can be contacted at