Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) may not be the biggest fan of police, but she apparently has no qualms about federal air marshals.
The liberal lawmaker is among the members of Congress from both parties accused of turning a program created to protect airline passengers in the wake of 9/11 into a “concierge service,” Fox News reported Friday.
According to the Air Marshal National Council union, lawmakers began requesting extra protection while traveling to and from their districts — and even while going on vacation — in the wake of the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol.
In response to those requests, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) allegedly began pulling marshals from flights deemed “high-risk” so that they could protect members of Congress instead.
One of those was Waters, who flew from Washington to Minneapolis last month during the late stages of the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.