(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics has put Maxine Waters on its list of most corrupt member four times – in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011. And for good reason. In her thirty years in the House, Waters has been collecting ethics violations like Pokémon cards.
Last week Waters was hit with yet another ethics complaint – this time involving her April trip to Minneapolis during the Derek Chauvin trial.
The complaint alleges that Waters demanded Federal Air Marshals be pulled from “high risk” flights in order to accompany her to Minneapolis.
It is not uncommon for the Transportation Security Administration to reassign air marshals away from “high risk” flights in order to protect members of Congress as they travel to and from DC. Though this practice isn’t exactly popular among sky marshals who believe protecting the public should be their primary mission.
“Air marshals can only be assigned to high-risk flights,” said Sonya Hightower LoBasco, executive director of the Air Marshal National Council.
LoBasco went on to say that members of Congress are tossing aside these processes “as if they don’t matter.”
According to LoBasco, when Waters traveled to Minneapolis in April, she was already accompanied by two armed Capitol Police officers and two Secret Service agents. Waters then requested two air marshals for the flight and an addition two when the plane touched down to escort her through the airport.
According to the ethics complaint, “Congresswoman Maxine Waters utilized numerous government resources inappropriately. Federal Air Marshals were removed from a ‘High Risk’ flight to cover Ms. Waters flight to Minnesota. The High Risk flight took off with no armed law enforcement on board leaving a gap in National Security.”
“That was not an official business trip,” LoBasco said. “We still don’t have any justification as to why government resources were utilized to fly Miss Waters out to Minnesota.”
On Friday both the Capitol Police and Secret Service denied they provided security for Congresswoman Waters.
In a tweet on Saturday, Waters flatly denied the charge.
But rather than address the ethics complaint itself, Maxine laid the blame entirely on Fox News for having the temerity to report on the complaint.
“The latest Fox ‘News’ campaign against me falsely claiming that I requested police, secret service, & air marshals on an April 17 flight is an absolute lie,” Waters tweeted. “I have never requested law enforcement protection on my flights. Deceitful, lying Fox ‘News’ must be stopped.”
In a second tweet, Waters again directed her venom at Fox.
“Fox News – you can’t prove the lies that you have told about me,” the tweet read. “In the final analysis, you will be proven to have been exactly what you are: irresponsible, dangerous liars.”