“We don’t have a home. That’s why we’re here,” one person yelled at Waters.
After attempting to grin at the crowd for a few seconds, Waters said, “Nothing is going to happen today.”
Water said she’d contact the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, implying that everything would be fixed.
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A speaker then went on to point the finger at Waters, stating that her staff had denied a meeting with homeless organizations.
Waters responded in anger.
“Excuse me. There’s no one in Washington who works harder for their people than I do,” she said. “I don’t want to hear it. No, no, no,” she said.
LA , Maxine waters tells the homeless to go home , well they voted for her pic.twitter.com/whFs0FYdGG
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“I’m doing my job,” said Waters when asked if she would collaborate with the housing advocate. “That’s what I do every day. The money you’ve previously received came from me in Washington, D.C.,” she explained adding that, “I will continue to work. I’ll get the information to you as soon as possible.”
During her speech, one person in the crowd mocked her claim by stating, “I still live on the d*** streets.” According to a subsequent phone conversation with Waters, the matter was “a lot of gossip.”
“You’ll hurt yourself and the community if you try to put this together without background,” she warned. “I don’t want you to start trying to write it. You won’t be able to comprehend it.”
Blanca Jimenez, Waters’ district director, later tweeted about a TV news story that praised the congresswoman’s attendance at the Friday rally. “Someone sent me this picture in the office,” she continued. “Isn’t she brave?”