Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) excoriated President Donald Trump and his allies in a speech at a church where she implied God sent her to oppose the president.
Here's what she said
Waters addressed a very supportive audience at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, and heavily criticized Trump and his administration.
Towards the end of her speech, she seemed to imply that her work in Washington D.C. was directed by God.
"You’ve gotta know that I’m here to do the work that I was sent to do, and as pastor said to me when I came in this morning, ‘When God sends you to do something, you just do it!'”
“So, I have a message. I’m going back to Washington tomorrow morning. I’m going to tell them pastor told me to come here and just do it!”
In another portion of her speech, she addressed critics who have told her to avoid the topic of Trump out of fear it will hurt Democrats in the midterm elections.
"And some say, 'well don't say much about Trump, just let him do whatever he wants to do and don't make the Republicans too mad, because they'll say that you're just mad because you lost the election,' on and on and on," Waters told the congregation.
"I said to them, we can walk and we can chew gum at the same time," she said. "We can talk about the issues, we can fight for the issues, and we can talk about him too!"
Waters could have been referring to leaders of the Democratic party who had criticized her for her overheated rhetoric against the president.
Here's the video of Waters' church comments: