Representative Maxine Waters was booed and shouted down after she combusted over Jim Jordan during a contentious floor vote on Tuesday.
Waters caused a scene as Lawmakers convened in the House Chambers to attempt to elect a new speaker of the House in a floor vote.
Jordan was squaring off with Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York as C-SPAN captured the unfolding drama.
The majority of representatives voted along party lines, with some Republicans refusing to endorse Jordan.
When it was time for Maxine Waters of California to cast her vote, she voiced her support for Jeffries.
However, Waters could not help herself, and instead of just voting for Jeffries, she let out a tirade against Jordan.
But Maxine Waters was booed and shouted down almost immediatly after her unprompted shot at Jordan.
Maxine Waters gets jeered when she starts to cut a promo on "insurrectionist" Jim Jordan pic.twitter.com/F7jWs3TR31— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 17, 2023
In the, you can hear Waters mention the word “insurrectionist” while referring to Jordan.
Jordan responded to Waters with a smirk before dropping the hammer with a scathing insult.
Jordan laughs when Rep. Maxine Waters calls Jordan an "insurrectionist."— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) October 17, 2023
One House R says loudly: "Huh? What did the communist say?"
Following Waters’ snide remark about Jordan, another House Republican jumped in, asking, “Huh? What did the communists say?”
Maxine Waters rises to vote for Jeffries, calling him a true patriot, and saying Jordan was an insurrectionist.— Casey J. Wooten (@Casey_J_Wooten) October 17, 2023
Groans from the Republicans side, with one member shouting "what did the communist say?"
Rep. Doug LaMalfa, of California, who voted for McCarthy on the first ballot, said after the vote that he’ll back Jordan going forward, NBC reported.
“Kevin McCarthy was taken down for frivolous, unproductive reasons. We had a good thing going this year in doing House business, yet a handful of folks were able to take it all down because they didn’t get 100% of what they wanted,” he wrote in a statement on X.
“I spoke with Jim after the first vote to confirm my support going forward, and he was happy and understood.”
“The vote of conviction I cast today was done with the careful consideration that I would not prevent Jim Jordan from winning on the first ballot,” he added.
“The House needs to get back on track promptly, and I do and will continue to support Jim Jordan in further balloting.”
My statement on today's vote: pic.twitter.com/2x75BH7NMZ— Rep. Doug LaMalfa (@RepLaMalfa) October 17, 2023