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Maxine Waters Won’t Please Everyone, Even Some Fellow Democrats

  • New House finance committee chair has a history as a firebrand
  • She says she’ll work with the GOP on bipartisan legislation
Maxine Waters
Maxine WatersPhotographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

As Maxine Waters takes the gavel of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, it’s not clear whom she’ll end up disappointing: business-friendly Democrats or progressive Democrats.

Conservative Republicans have derided her for touting President Donald Trump’s impeachment, vowing revenge on Wall Street banks and suggesting supporters confront administration officials to protest immigration policies.