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Rep. Maxine Waters' no-holds-barred remarks find fans

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/29/2017 By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press
FILE - In this July 27, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., takes the stage to speak during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Activist Brittany Packnett encouraged people to tweet under #BlackWomenAtWork Tuesday, March 28, 2017. It’s a response to O’Reilly’s comment Tuesday that Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters’ hair was a "James Brown wig." He later apologized. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this July 27, 2016, file photo, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., takes the stage to speak during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Activist Brittany Packnett encouraged people to tweet under #BlackWomenAtWork Tuesday, March 28, 2017. It’s a response to O’Reilly’s comment Tuesday that Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters’ hair was a "James Brown wig." He later apologized. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't expect to see Rep. Maxine Waters anywhere near President Donald Trump anytime soon.

In this combination photo, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, appears at the Justice on Trial Film Festival on Oct. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles and Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly appears on the set of his show, "The O'Reilly Factor," on Oct. 1, 2015 in New York. O'Reilly said Tuesday, March 28, 2017, he had a hard time concentrating on Waters during a speech because he was distracted by her "James Brown wig." He made the comment during an appearance on "Fox & Friends," after a clip was shown of Waters speaking in the House of Representatives. (AP Photos/Richard Shotwell, left, and Richard Drew) © The Associated Press In this combination photo, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., left, appears at the Justice on Trial Film Festival on Oct. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles and Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly appears on the set of his show, "The O'Reilly Factor," on Oct. 1, 2015 in New York. O'Reilly said Tuesday, March 28, 2017, he had a hard time concentrating on Waters during a speech because he was distracted by her "James Brown wig." He made the comment during an appearance on "Fox & Friends," after a clip was shown of Waters speaking in the House of Representatives. (AP Photos/Richard Shotwell, left, and Richard Drew)

The veteran California congresswoman has emerged as the passionate voice of resistance against the Trump administration, laying all politeness aside when it comes to Trump.

This photo taken on Thursday, March 23, 2017, shows Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., as she speaks during her interview with the Associated Press at her congressional office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Waters has served in Congress for a quarter-century. Now she’s turned into the passionate voice of resistance against the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) © The Associated Press This photo taken on Thursday, March 23, 2017, shows Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., as she speaks during her interview with the Associated Press at her congressional office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Waters has served in Congress for a quarter-century. Now she’s turned into the passionate voice of resistance against the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

She's called Trump offensive, someone who may eventually warrant impeachment and a male chauvinist pig who bragged about groping women.

This photo taken on Thursday, March 23, 2017, shows Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., as she speaks during her interview with the Associated Press at her congressional office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Waters has served in Congress for a quarter-century. Now she’s turned into the passionate voice of resistance against the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) © The Associated Press This photo taken on Thursday, March 23, 2017, shows Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., as she speaks during her interview with the Associated Press at her congressional office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Waters has served in Congress for a quarter-century. Now she’s turned into the passionate voice of resistance against the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

When told that this is not normal political dialogue, she shrugs. She says, "My spirit tells me I cannot be silent."

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Rep. Maxine Waters D-Calif., accompanied by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), speaks to the media outside of the Justice Department in Washington. Waters has served in Congress for a quarter-century. Now she’s turned into the passionate voice of resistance against the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Rep. Maxine Waters D-Calif., accompanied by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), speaks to the media outside of the Justice Department in Washington. Waters has served in Congress for a quarter-century. Now she’s turned into the passionate voice of resistance against the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Waters is now a favorite target for conservatives. Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly apologized Tuesday after saying he was distracted by her "James Brown wig."

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013 file photo, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., listens during a news conference on Capitol in Washington. Waters has served in Congress for a quarter-century. Now she’s turned into the passionate voice of resistance against the Trump administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013 file photo, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., listens during a news conference on Capitol in Washington. Waters has served in Congress for a quarter-century. Now she’s turned into the passionate voice of resistance against the Trump administration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Waters tweeted back: "I am a strong black woman. I cannot be intimidated, and I'm not going anywhere."

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