Looking absolutely stunning at the age of 80, Rep. Maxine Waters accepted the Governor's Award at this weekend's NAACP Image Awards with a speech that proved that Waters remains that fighting thorn in the Republicans' side: undaunted, unbowed and with a gavel she's not afraid to use.
The 80-year-old beauty dazzled in a gorgeous gown before making it clear she’s not worried by the “ultra-right wing white supremacists” and “haters who have threatened to kill me and my family and my staff.”
She put like-minded folks on notice that she’s not to be messed with. “I’ve gotten four of them convicted. If you come for me, I’m coming for you,” she said as the crowd erupted with applause.
“After a long career journey, tonight I stand before you as the first woman and the first African American to chair the powerful U.S. House Financial Services Committee. And it is indeed an honor to hold the chairwoman’s gavel and yes, I got the gavel and I’m not afraid to use it.”
Sing it, Auntie Maxine! We need a whole lot more Democrats in congress unafraid to to act this boldly.