When people are on your time but wasting it!
Maxine: Are you familiar with the May 23rd letter that I sent
Munchkin: Thank you for having me here, you're such a beautifu-
Maxine: RECLAIMING MY TIME. -- Answer the question, hoe.
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Phrase used in congressional hearings when politicians are allotted a specific amount of time to speak and/or question those called to testify at such hearings. If during their allotted time they deem a person who is testifying to be lying, misleading, or drawing out the time by not answering the questions directly, the congressperson may reclaim their time. This is allowed within the United States House of Representatives rules and procedures. Most often attributed to Congresswoman Rep. Maxine Waters (Democrat, California) from a hearing in 2017 when she was questioning Secretary of Finance Steven Mnuchin.
"I'm reclaiming my time...Please, will you respond to the question of why I did not get a response, me and my colleagues, to the May 23rd letter?" ~ Maxine Waters
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When you don't have time to be wasting time with ignorant foolish or stupid people
Dude I'm reclaiming my time because this discussion I can't be having a discussion with the likes of you
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A often phrase often used incorrectly by Democrats. Used to reclaim time that has been transferred to another person to speak/question for them.
Scientist: I'm finished with my specialized questioning now
Competent Congressperson: I'm reclaiming my time to continue questioning on my own
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When you don't have time to listen to the rambling ravings of a witness, or even the end of a sentence.
"Have you stopped beating your wife?"
"That's not..."
"Reclaiming my time. Reclaiming my time. Reclaiming. My. Time."
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