Gov. Kay Ivey followed up on comments from U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) attacking her "No way, Jose" campaign ad during an appearance on MSNBC.

A statement attributed to Ivey released by her campaign dismissed Waters' racism charges.

“There’s nothing racist with telling the truth about the disaster Joe Biden is causing with illegals invading our country,” she said. “I’m not going to be lectured by a liberal Congresswoman from California. We’ll handle our business in Alabama.”

Waters and MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart took issue with Ivey's defiance toward the Biden administration's immigration policy.

Ivey's campaign followed up with its own comment, calling her remarks “an in-kind contribution.”

"We might just have to report Maxine Waters’ comments as an in-kind contribution," the campaign said.

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