Watch a Soaring Gospel Remix of Rep. Maxine Waters' Insta-Meme 'Reclaiming My Time'

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Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. poses in the press room at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles.

It's not often that the snore-inducing testimony during a House Financial Services Committee meeting goes viral. But last Thursday (July 27) California Rep. Maxine Waters -- who has launched a number of memes this year -- dropped her greatest hit yet. It happened when Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin tried to smokescreen the Congresswoman with compliments when Waters pushed him to answer why his office hadn't answered her letter asking for more information on Pres. Trump's ties to Russia.

Waters wasn't having it, repeatedly shutting him down with the refrain "reclaiming my time," a phrase that instantly took up a new meaning as a snap-back to anyone wasting your time with exhausting nonsense. Well, in addition to unleashing a flood of supportive tweets, it also inspired singer/actor Mykal Kilgore to post a "Reclaiming My Time" gospel remix. 

The 90-second song song loops Waters' voice into a rousing choir, with Kilgore explaining, "Our beloved 'Auntie' Maxine Waters laid this sermon down so good that I had to sing about it. Whenever anybody tries to distract me or block me (even with praise or platitudes) I'm gonna have to let them know that I'm #ReclaimingMyTime!!!!!!!"

Watch the Washington Post's breakdown of why "reclaiming my time" has become an empowering rallying cry.





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