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L.A. congresswoman attacks tea party

August 20, 2011 |  9:03 pm


Speaking at a jobs forum Saturday in Inglewood, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) came out swinging against Republicans in Congress.

A day after new statistics were released showing a rise in California's jobless rate -- the second-highest in the nation -- Waters vowed to push Congress to focus on creating more jobs. "I'm not afraid of anybody," said Waters. "This is a tough game. You can't be intimidated. You can't be frightened. And as far as I'm concerned, the 'tea party' can go straight to hell."

L.A. Now has the full story: Rep. Maxine Waters: 'The tea party can go straight to hell'

Photo: Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Credit: Harry Hamburg / Associated Press