Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters had strong words for the Tea Party Saturday, saying they could go “straight to hell” for impeding job growth.

Speaking at a forum in her California district, Waters vowed to push Congress to create more jobs, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“I’m not afraid of anybody,” Waters told the crowd. “This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. As far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell.”

Waters made headlines last week for her remarks blasting President Barack Obama for not visiting any black communities on his Midwest bus tour, and also saying African Americans don’t challenge the president because they “love him.”