Rep. Maxine Waters lambasted homeless people and told them to “go home.” This at an event where homeless people showed up to receive assistance.
Waters showed up at the non-profit event in Los Angeles which aimed to provide shelter for the less fortunate.
The crowds grew larger than anticipated following a misunderstanding that misled people into thinking they would be given Section 8 vouchers.
Attendance because frustrated after Waters defended her record, saying that no one worked harder than she did. The homeless were asking Waters to do more for them.
“On Tuesday, dozens of people showed up at the third event, again expecting to receive Section 8 housing vouchers. Again, they were told that they were misinformed and that Fathers and Mothers Who Care was only able to take people’s information and enter it into an emergency housing database,” the LA Times reports.
“I’m homeless. I’m living wherever I can. And when I heard about this, I came down here on Friday,” said one of the attendants, Joyce Brunett, 77 and disabled.
“Maxine Waters was here, and she said to come back Tuesday with our paperwork filled out,” Burnett said. “I have it, everything they asked for. But every time we get near the front of the line, they shut the door. They opened the door about 20 minutes ago and said they’re not servicing anyone else today.”
Instead, Waters told her and others in attendance to “go home.”
“I want everybody to go home,” Rep. Waters said.
“We don’t got no home,” a woman replied. “That’s why we’re here!”
“Nothing is gonna happen here today,” Waters said
“Excuse me, there’s nobody in Washington who works for their people any f***ing harder than I do!” she said, interrupting a concerned constituent.
Waters would later tell the LA Times that she believed the homeless people were “confused.”