Appearing on MSNBC's "The Sunday Show" with host Jonathan Capehart, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) slapped aside fellow California lawmaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy for trying to spread the blame to the whole country for the Capitol riot that claimed five lives.
An emphatic Waters told the host: "No way."
Asked about McCarthy " namechecking" her when he complained that Democrats are not helping "unify" the country, Waters fired right back.
"Well, first of all, let's identify what Kevin McCarthy has said twice before he started to name call me," Water began. "First he said he felt the president was responsible for the insurrection -- I think he said it twice. Also take a look at the fact that now that they're talking about unity after this destruction has taken place, and not only have they name-checked me, they said Cory Booker, they said Schumer, they said Pelosi."
"All of us now, everybody, he says, must take responsibility," she exclaimed, "No way. No way can that work. This man is one of the operatives of Trump. and he has done everything to support him throughout his four years in office. He's tried to back away from it, now he's trying to blame others for it. The fact of the matter is, this won't work -- it won't work. They cannot blame anybody else, the responsibility is squarely on the shoulders of the president."
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