While much of the Democratic party prepares to roll over for the reign of Donald Trump, the lawmakers and elected officials in the liberal state of California have made it clear that they do not intend to go quietly.

Echoing similar statement’s from California’s Governor in recent weeks, a California congresswoman said that she planned to make Trump’s job as difficult as possible.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was speaking with MSNBC when she called out the Democratic party for playing nice too often.

“I tell you, that has been a problem in my party,” Waters replied. “That when we’re in power, we’re nice. We bend over backwards to work with people. Trump has stepped over everybody. He has no respect for his own colleagues, let alone those on the opposite side of the aisle.”

Waters continued, pointing out that nothing Trump has done has earned him the respect that so many are trying to give him. Instead, he has earned contempt.

“He’s called names, he’s lied. Everything to show that he doesn’t have good values and he can’t be trusted,” she continued. “Why should we work with someone that we can’t trust? He’ll tell you one thing today and another tomorrow. As a matter of fact, those people who voted for him ought to be really concerned about the fact that he has already backpedaled on so many of the promises he made. And so, I have no intention of pretending everything is alright, that we’re going to work together.”

Vowing to protect Dodd Frank and Elizabeth Warren’s financial oversight brainchild, Waters said she plans to fight Trump every step of the way.

“As a ranking member of the Financial Services Committee, where he said he’s going to bring down Dodd-Frank and he’s going to get rid of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, I’m going to fight him every inch of the way.”

This is the kind of leadership and strength that the Democratic party so badly needs now.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com