What do you do if you’re a House Congressional Representative trying to get a straight answer from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to a simple question in a House Financial Services Committee hearing and the Secretary tries to run the clock out on your limited time to ask questions by rambling on about your achievements and how much he appreciates your service? Well, if you’re Maxine Waters (D-CA 43rd district) you reclaim your time.
And by boldly reclaiming your time, you inspire this a cappella gospel mix tribute: (“ … Don’t read my resume ‘cuz I was there …”)
(For the curious, here’s the three minute intro that sets the tone:)
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