A member of the Congressional Black Caucus said Wednesday that Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele will step aside over the latest incident at the organization.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) dismissed the notion that Steele won't be forced to resign because of the RNC's decision to reimburse a GOP consultant for a party at a bondage-themed nightclub in Los Angeles.

When asked in an interview on MSNBC if she thinks race will preclude Steele from being fired, Waters repled. "No, I don't think so.

"I think what has happened is that they have allowed these various negative incidents to just keep building," she said. "And they have built up to the point now where I think it's perhaps credible for someone to say he's got to go no matter what color he is or what background he has."

The RNC has said that Steele had no direct involvement with the nearly $2,000 expense, but the incident has served as a distraction for the party as Republicans head into the midterm election. 

The party a fired a junior staffer for issuing the reimbusement to consultant Erik Brown, who held the party for young donors.

Steele's term at the RNC has been marked with high spending and verbal gaffes, which have caused tensions with his rivals in the party. 

"This one, I think, is worse than the last three or four things we have heard about him,' Waters said. "I think he's a goner."