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Rep. Maxine Waters Will Give Her Own State Of The Union Response On BET

Rep. Maxine Waters won’t be attending the State of the Union — and it follows that she won’t be tuning in, either — but she will give her very own “national address” following President Trump’s annual speech, as part of a post-SOTU analysis on BET.

Buzzfeed reports that the California Democrat, who came unhinged most recently last week when calling for Trump to be impeached over “insults” (an action not generally supported by the United States Constitution), will kick off a new politically focused line-up on BET which includes the new news program, “Angela Rye’s State of the Union.”

According to BET representatives speaking to the online newsmagazine, Waters will focus her speech on “building black politics and the value of engagement across today’s socio-political landscape.”

Waters has, of course, been one of President Trump’s harshest — and perhaps least logical — critics, routinely calling for Trump’s impeachment at such appropriate times as the “Glamour Women of the Year Awards,” and was forced last year to apologize after telling media that she would “take Trump out.” Most recently, Waters suggested that Trump should be impeached (yet again) because he reportedly referred to Haiti as a “sh*t hole” in a meeting on immigration reform.

In fairness to Rep. Waters, the official Democratic State of the Union response may be as irrelevant. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III — the heir to the Kennedy dynasty — will give the rebuttal in an effort to convince Americans that the Democratic Party is one of middle class values and is in touch with the needs of blue collar, working Americans.