Rep. Maxine Waters has been in Congress for 30 years, and I’m astonished to report that she’s finally accomplished something good. Of course, it was completely unintentional, but still…
Last month, Waters sparked backlash when she traveled to Minneapolis to fire up the mob and try to intimidate the Derek Chauvin jury into voting guilty. In true leftist hypocrite style, while she was there to condemn the police, she demanded plenty of police protection for herself, including two Federal Air Marshals pulled off of high-risk flights just to accompany her, even though she was already covered by a four-man detail.
Her behavior was, to quote the trial judge, so abhorrent that the backlash has now caused the cancellation of Congress’ VIP Federal Air Marshal program. Until Waters, most Americans didn’t know that Congress was using dozens of FAMs as their personal security. One whistleblower said that so many air marshals were being diverted from commercial flights to protect Congress members that it “left a glaring hole in America’s air security.” After Judicial Watch exposed the program, it’s been canceled. There are now dozens of Federal Air Marshals sitting around airports, waiting for real missions.
So for the first time ever, Americans can say, “Thanks, Maxine!,” and not mean it sarcastically.