Rep. Maxine Waters: “Don’t Allow These Right-Wing Talking Heads, These Dishonorable People, To Intimidate You Or Scare You”

Waters Comments Following Racist Remarks From Bill O'Reilly: We Know "When A Woman Stands Up And Speaks Truth To Power That There Will Be Attempts To Put Her Down”

From the March 28 edition of MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes:

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CHRIS HAYES (HOST): Joining me now is Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Democrat from California. Congresswoman, it was that clip that was played earlier today on another cable news program on Fox, in which Bill O'Reilly had a really disparaging thing to say about you. He apologized, but then proceeded, apparently, to attack you again on his program tonight, and I wondered if you wanted to respond to that.

MAXINE WATERS: No, I'm not responding to him. First of all, let me thank Hillary Clinton for standing up for all women, and in particular for black women. And let me just say this: I'm a strong black woman and I cannot be intimidated, I cannot be undermined, I cannot be thought to be a friend of Bill O'Reilly or anybody.

And I'd like to say to women out there everywhere, don't allow these right-wing talking heads, these dishonorable people to intimidate you or scare you. Be who you are, do what you do, and let us get on with discussing the real issues of this country.

Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes have no credibility. They have been sued by women, they've had to pay millions of dollars out in fines for harassment and other kind of things. So, we know about that kind of checkered past, and we also know that when a woman stands up and speaks truth to power that there will be attempts to put her down.


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