California Rep. Maxine Waters and Black caucus members told a mostly Black audience to “unleash” them to confront President Barack Obama on the issue of jobs during the Congressional Black Caucus “For the People Jobs Tour” town hall in Detroit, MI, on Tuesday.
Waters expressed her and other Black Caucus members’ dilemma of having to walk a line, TheGrio.com reports:
“We don’t put pressure on the president,” said Waters. “Let me tell you why. We don’t put pressure on the president because ya’ll love the president. You love the president. You’re very proud…to have a black man [in the White House] …First time in the history of the United States of America. If we go after the president too hard, you’re going after us.”