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Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), who has been a member of the House Financial Services Committee since 1991, was named chair of the committee in December. But a recent clip of Ms. Waters showcasing her ignorance with regard to student loans might make one question whether she is qualified for such a leadership position.

On Wednesday, the Democrat grilled the CEOs of various big banks about what they are doing to help with the student loan debt crisis. In an embarrassing exchange for Waters, the CEOs, one by one, informed the congresswoman that the Obama administration had actually “cut out the middle man” in 2010 so that the federal government now directly issues such loans, as noted by The Blaze.

In other words: Banks aren’t issuing federally guaranteed loans anymore, and haven’t been doing so for nearly a decade. This was clearly news to Ms. Waters on Wednesday — not exactly comforting.

After the Democrat grilled the bank CEOs about — you guessed it — Russia, she inquired: “What are you guys doing to help us with the student loan debt?”

“Who would like to answer first? Mr. [Brian] Monahan, big bank?” Waters asked.

Monahan, the CEO of Bank of America, answered, “We stopped making student loans in 2007 or so.”

Waters then moved on to Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat, who replied, “We exited student lending in 2009.”

Undeterred, the California Democrat asked JPMorganChase CEO Jamie Dimon the same question. “When the government took over student lending in 2010 or so, we stopped doing all student lending,” Dimon explained.

The lightbulb finally turned on for Waters, and she moved on to her next question.

Waters’ embarrassing behavior also manifested in another exchange on Wednesday, when the chair refused to formally dismiss Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin from a hearing in which he had been testifying for over three and a half hours so that he could attend an important meeting with a foreign official. Ms. Waters acknowledged that she knew about the meeting in advance, but she was still obstinate and uncooperative.

“I’ve sat here for over three hours and 15 minutes. I’ve told you I’ll come back. I just don’t believe we’re sitting here negotiating when I come back. We’ll follow up with your office. How long would you like me to come back for next time? I told you I would accommodate you,” protested Secretary Mnuchin to Waters.

“This is a new way. And it’s a new day. And it’s a new chair. And I have the gavel at this point. If you wish to leave you may,” she responded.

“Can you clarify that for me?” the secretary asked.

“Yes, ‘clarify’ is this: If you wish to leave, you may,” Waters repeated.

“So, we’re dismissed? Is that correct?” Mnuchin again asked.

“If you wish to leave, you may leave,” a defiant Waters said again.

Mnuchin ended up leaving the hearing without Mr. Waters’ formal dismissal and clarified that he would not be coming back for further questioning on the issue, due to his treatment.

Waters, who was once named one of the most corrupt members in Congress by an ethics committee, has become a #Resistance hero for her incessant calls to impeach President Donald Trump. She is affectionally referred to by some on the Left as “Auntie Maxine.”

WATCH (relevant comments begin at the four-minute mark):

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  3. Linda

    April 13, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    A clueless nitwit who doesn’t even realize she is a clueless nitwit.

    • madge

      April 14, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      do any of them realize they are nitwits? I can name a batch of ’em……

  4. Grace Joy

    April 13, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Putin? Smh. Another Dem who can’t think for herself; but is an excellent reader. She likes having a bunch of white men to abuse. Terribly rude that she can’t even let them finish their sentences. Nasty woman. Evil.

    I can’t wait until the Left’s involvement comes to light.

  5. Nancy Hessler

    April 13, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    What a jackass.

  6. Deb

    April 13, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    Pelosi only gave mad max that position to get her vote for speaker.

  7. Mike McBride

    April 13, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    I feel sorry for the voters who keep electing her and get nothing in return except empty promises of more free stuff.

  8. Henry Fechner

    April 13, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Apparently, she is not smarter than a fifth grader.

  9. Shari Early

    April 14, 2019 at 12:16 am

    She’s to senile to do anything but run her mouth and look stupid.

  10. Mitch D.

    April 14, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Blithering idiot.

  11. Meadowlands

    April 14, 2019 at 1:02 am

    She needs to go. Impeach her

  12. JerryV

    April 14, 2019 at 1:06 am

    She is about the rudest, craziest, most ignorant bitch I have seen in a long time. She really gets off to pushing people around. Nasty, nasty bitch.

    • bluewren

      April 14, 2019 at 4:34 am

      Which is exactly why the Democrats love her she is their “Junk Yard Dog” rude crude stupid and unrefined and will say anything and everything they would like to say but they have just enough intelligence or cunning, not to.

  13. Gayle

    April 14, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Waters is a dumb, evil, lying, crazy, demented, race baiting scum!

  14. Alan

    April 14, 2019 at 5:34 am

    The sum total of all the IQ’s added together in the Congressional Black Caucus is in the single digits. Mad Maxine is a perfect example!

  15. Fran

    April 14, 2019 at 7:10 am

    CAN’T FIX STUPID!!! She’s afflicted with ignorance.

  16. Grandma G

    April 14, 2019 at 7:25 am

    If she was found to be one of the most corrupt members of Congress by an ethics committee why is she still there!!!

  17. MissD

    April 14, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Now that folks is what I call an ignorant n….r !!

  18. Vir

    April 14, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Isn’t she like the sister from another mother to Al Sharpton?? Is this an equal opportunity employer (the federal government), you must let a person with no BRAIN whatsoever keep an important job, less you be called biased!!!! It was a two edged sword when they let government be televised. We actually get to see – FIRST HAND – WHAT SIMPLETONS we have working for us. Take a good look – and act accordingly in the next election… This has got to stop….

  19. Rocky

    April 14, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Mad Max is the perfect example of why we need term limits !

  20. Ray

    April 14, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Wow between her and that other idiot Cortez and the 2 racist hating American Muslims I don’t know who is the worse. I guess I would have to say all of them. I forgot about Pelosi and all the other idiotic Democrats. The whole Democratic Party are a bunch of whining hypocrites who don’t have a brain cell between them. People keep electing these idiots.

  21. Mike Cartinski

    April 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    where does she get her fake ass wig?

  22. Mary Johnson

    April 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Why is Maxine Waters still in office little only head chair of the financial services committee when she does not paid her taxes and tries to start riots and dived this country until someone calls her on it and she goes into hiding?

  23. Liz

    April 14, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Made a complete ass of herself! Didn’t seem to faze her though as she is very used to making an ass of herself. Loud mouthed scary-ugly bitch!

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