Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has claimed that Republicans are “destroying” the country because they are unpatriotic and “don’t care” about the American people.
According to Waters, it’s the Democrats who “are the patriots.”
The congresswoman made the claims during an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”
During the show, Capehart tried to raise a false alarm over a budget proposal from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to cut federal spending “by as much as 23 percent.”
“Oh, absolutely,” Waters said in response.
“When you take a look at what they’re doing, it shows, you know, that the Republicans have claimed patriotism — claimed that they love this country.
“They don’t care,” she claimed.
“If they will allow seniors and veterans not to be able to get their disability check, for example, they don’t care.”
Waters continued by pushing false claims that Republicans want “education to be dismantled in this country.”
She was referring to GOP lawmakers trying to remove sexually explicit books from grade school libraries and radical Marxist Critical Race Theory (CRT) indoctrination from public school curricula.
“If they would allow education to be dismantled in this country, they don’t care,” Waters claimed.
“If they don’t care about the people sleeping on the streets, the homeless — and they’re cutting housing vouchers — they’re not patriots.
“They are basically not only disrupting this country, they’re destroying it.”
“And they cannot claim patriotism, anymore,” Waters declared, wagging her finger as she spoke.
“We, who fight for the people, claim patriotism.
“We are the patriots, not them,” the congresswoman alleged.
“For the Republicans, patriotism is lost.”
"[The GOP] are not patriots, they are basically, not only disrupting this country, they're destroying it, and they cannot claim patriotism anymore. We, who fight for the people, claim patriotism" @RepMaxineWaters reacts to the budget cuts the Republicans want to make #SundayShow pic.twitter.com/sFtzlaJBt8
— The Saturday/Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart (@weekendcapehart) September 24, 2023