Congresswoman Maxine Waters has always spoken her mind in a signature fashion, which has already immortalized so many of her quotes. This time the 43rd District Representative addressed the stay-at-home order during a podcast on May 15th.
Rep. Waters was speaking to Spectrum News’s 1 SoCal podcast, when the host, Alex Cohen asked her about her recent interview with the Grio where she discussed the COVID-19 lockdown.
“A big part of keeping everybody safe right now is these orders to stay safer at home,” said Cohen. “We’re coming up on two months of this and the weather is getting warm. I think it’s safe to say people are feeling cooped up and antsy. And you did an interview recently with The Grio and you were very explicit on this…”
But Rep. Waters did not feel like sweet-talking those who were way too eager to leave homes just because the weather was nice.
“Some people may be offended by what I’m about to say, but this is Aunty Maxine and she keeps herse, of permission to say what’s in her heart,” Rep. Waters replied. “I want black people, my people, to keep your ass at home, and don’t be out on the street. Don’t be socializing, because, in the final analysis, you’ve got to take care of yourself. A lot of people out there don’t care about you.”