As a hearing was being conducted regarding a resolution introduced by Representative Maria Salazar (R-Fl.) to denounce the quote “horrors of socialism”, a spat broke out between Representative Chip Roy (R-Tx.) and Representative Maxine Waters (D-Ca.).
Roy referenced an op-ed by a Democrat from Cuba decrying the party’s leftward turn towards ‘democratic socialism’, saying that the writer compared it to the horrors they experienced while they were living under Cuba’s authoritarian socialist regime.
Then, he started to lay in to Waters, mentioning a statement she made in support of seizing private companies and property, before asking her if she identified as a Socialist.
Waters angrily denied being a Socialist, but Roy continued to press her on the issue, asking her if she still believed the statement she made in support of seizing private property.
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"I am NOT a socialist!!"
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“I’ve got one question for the ranking member,” Roy continued, looking at Waters and then his notes. “Ranking member Waters, in a 2008 hearing you said quote, ‘and guess what, this liberal will be all about? This liberal will be all about socializing, would be about basically taking over the government and the government running all of your companies,’ end quote” Roy said.
“Simple question: Do you stand by that statement?”
Waters complained they were “taking up time on basically a non-issue” and denied socialism was happening at all. She then laughably claimed both she and Roy were trying to protect America’s democracy from being disrupted by such socialist forces.
Roy pounced on this reversal by Waters and pointed out she was condemning her own words from 2008.
Waters again contradicted her 2008 self. “I’m not socialist, I’m a capitalist.” She went on to say she just wants to save veterans and protect seniors on Social Security and Medicare.