Sa'iyda Shabazz
Updated Aug 06, 2017 @ 12:07 pm
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2017 Black Girls Rock!
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If there’s been one bright spot in the last seven months of Trump-dom, it’s Maxine Waters. The Democratic congresswoman has been a powerful advocate for women and minorities in the House this year, and she was honored this weekend during BET’s Black Girls Rock event for her tireless efforts. And she brought the fire — as usual.

In an impassioned speech, Waters had a strong message for the “right-wing ultra conservatives” who try to come for her.

Rep. Waters (D-Calif.) — or Auntie Maxine, as many call her — has been unapologetically against Donald Trump and all he stands for from the beginning of his presidency, often questioning his competence at his job.

And she’s taken a stand against his staff, too. Her hit catchphrase, “reclaiming my time,” went viral last week after she laid the smackdown on Trump’s treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, who tried to dodge her questions by running out the clock on her time during a congressional hearing. false