Wa­ters says her party too nice, vows no co­op­er­a­tion with Trump

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Jes­sica Chas­mar

Rep. Max­ine Wa­ters made clear she has no plans to reach across the aisle to work with Don­ald Trump, vow­ing on Mon­day to fight the pres­i­dent-elect “ev­ery inch of the way.”

The Cal­i­for­nia Demo­crat told MSNBC’s Ja­cob Sobo­roff that her party has a prob­lem of bend­ing over back­ward to work with Repub­li­cans.

“I tell you, that has been a prob­lem in my party,” Ms. Wa­ters said. “That when we’re in power, we’re nice. We bend over back­wards to work with peo­ple. Trump has stepped on every­body. He has no re­spect for his own col­leagues, let alone those on the op­po­site side of the aisle.

“He’s called names, he’s lied. He’s done ev­ery­thing to show that he doesn’t have good val­ues and he can’t be trusted,” she con­tin­ued. “Why should we work with some­one that we can’t trust? He’ll tell you one thing to­day and another thing to­mor­row.

“I have no in­ten­tion of pre­tend­ing ev­ery­thing is all right, that we’re go­ing to work to­gether,” she added.



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