Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and other members of Congress have been busted for abusing federal air marshals as a personal guard and escort during flights.
The Air Marshal National Council, which represents the nearly 2,000 U.S. air marshals, claim that since the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, air marshals are being reassigned from high-risk flights to protect members of Congress. In other words, because of the rampant paranoia among Democrats, air marshals are being taken away from their mission to protect the public only to serve as glorified bodyguards for Democrats.
“[S]ome fearful lawmakers began requesting security — not just on Capitol grounds, but to and from their districts and even to vacation spots,” Fox News reported.
Waters’ case is particularly revolting as she reportedly had an air marshal assigned for her flight from Washington, D.C. to Minneapolis, where she then encouraged protesters to become violent if former police officer Derek Chauvin was acquitted in his trial for the killing of George Floyd.
Waters has not been shy of her support for Black Lives Matter and their radical platform which demonizes police and demands cities defund law enforcement. That ideology hasn’t stopped her from abusing the services of air marshals, however.
What makes the situation worse is two officers and the Secret Service were already escorting Waters, yet she took away security from more pressing flights even after already having a substantial escort.
According to Air Marshal National Council Executive Director Sonya Hightower LaBosco, “That was not an official business trip. We still don’t have any justification as to why government resources were utilized to fly Ms. Waters out to Minnesota.”
A complaint has already been filed with the House Ethics Committee, and it is possible that Waters is once again going to find herself in hot water.
It’s increasingly apparent that many Democrats view themselves as some kind of royalty who are above the peasants.
Waters clearly wasn’t prepared to deal with the consequences of this situation, and why would she? She thinks she is royalty and is entitled to every resource available to protect her while traveling among the masses.
Hopefully, Republicans and Democrats will recognize that these abuses cannot go unaddressed. It’s time Maxine Waters faces some real consequences for her outrageous behavior.