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Wednesday on The View, the co-hosts argued about the combative exchange between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Rep. Maxine Waters that happened during a committee hearing Tuesday. When the Democrat committee chair wanted to keep questioning Mnuchin, despite a previously agreed upon ending time, the two had a fiery exchange that prompted View co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar to gush about how amazing “Auntie Maxine” was for shutting down the Secretary.
After playing the clip of the two arguing, Joy Behar grinned and praised, “I think the lesson here is don't mess with Auntie Maxine!”
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Waters is best known lately for encouraging the public to harass and bully Trump administration officials. Despite this, Sunny Hostin claimed she was a “symbol of decorum” and “setting the tone,” and Mnuchin should’ve just sat down and shut up:
SUNNY HOSTIN: I don't know when people just won’t stop and realize that she always has time to teach. You know, she’s been I guess, a Congresswoman for 25 years, over 25 years. Remember when she had that exchange where she kept on saying, I'm reclaiming my time, that was with the same person, with Mnuchin. So I think they've had this back and forth thing going. Now she's actually the chair of the committee. She's in charge. She's responsible for decorum and setting the tone. I thought it was very disrespectful that he was trying to take the power away from her. She reminded him I thought quite well that she is...
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