MAXINE WATERS: Obama Got “Carried Away” In Comments About Black Community.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Monday tried to downplay friction between the black community and President Obama but warned the president might have gotten “carried away” in remarks made over the weekend. Waters, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), appeared in a number of media interviews on Monday following Obama’s speech to the CBC Gala on Saturday, where the president told the audience to “stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying.”
Waters said that there was room for improvement in the relationship between the CBC and Obama. . . . She then noted that black lawmakers didn’t go on vacation during the August recess. “We were actually working during our break,” she said. Obama spent a week over the August recess in Martha’s Vineyard with his family.