Judicial Watch files formal ethics complaint against Rep. Waters

Long-time Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) was widely criticized after she told protesters that they needed to “get more confrontational” if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had been acquitted of murder in the case of George Floyd’s death.

Now, however, conservative legal group Judicial Watch has made clear that it has more than just harsh words for Waters. On April 20, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton filed a formal complaint against Waters with the House Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), the group announced in a press release.

Ethics complaint filed

The complaint charges that Waters’ words amounted to a call for violence.

“Ms. Waters took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, which includes the rights accorded to Officer Chauvin to a fair and impartial trial by a jury of his peers and to due process,” Fitton wrote.

“Ms. Waters’ inflammatory comments that pressure the jury, while encouraging rioters already engaged in rampant destruction of property and attacks on police officers, to ‘get more confrontational’ are irresponsible and dangerous incitement by a Member of Congress,” he continued.

“A repeat offender”

Fitton went on to note that under the House’s rules, “[a] Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, officer, or employee of the House shall conduct himself at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.”

He also observed that this was not the first time that Waters has called for mob action, pointing to an incident three years ago in which she instructed supporters to harass members of the Trump administration.

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” the congresswoman declared in a speech, according to TIME.

“That reprehensible conduct prompted Judicial Watch to file an earlier complaint with OCE, which has been inexcusably ignored,” Fitton recalled in his latest complaint.

Fitton concluded by calling Waters “a repeat offender” and insisting that the House Ethics Committee take action “to hold her accountable.”

“Worse off because of it”

Others to have taken steps to push back against Waters over the remarks on Chauvin’s trial include House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who sought to have her censured, a move that was blocked by Democrats, according to Fox News.

“Speaker Pelosi, and every other House Democrat, had the opportunity to condemn the violent rhetoric of our colleague Representative Waters, a chairwoman and senior member of Congress, to protestors to ‘get more confrontational,'” Rep. McCarthy said in a statement following the failed effort, as Fox reported. “Instead, they condoned it. And the House and our justice system are worse off because of it.”

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    1. It is a big deal..why because… They put impeachment Acts.. on a president that did not do anything but when a demigod does that and more nothing is done…those two impeachment Acts cost tax payers 500 billion dollars… So why can’t we impeach the loud mouth Waters… Because they are above the law…. But did they not say multiple times no man is above the law and I believe Ms Waters said it too at the impeachment of president Trump..

      1. I agree! There is but “one” law and no one is above the law. at least that is the history of America!)

        1. Just like Nixon, lets get this abnormal individuals from leading the communities, in this case the citizens of the United States, we need professional individuals leading

      2. Hay brother (Semper Fi), I totally agree, but the dems with their double talk said NO MAN is above the law, she claims to be a woman and by their rules you can pick their gender so they feel it doesn’t apply to them cause they well just change their gender to fit their narrative. PROTECTED

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  2. The WHOLE DAMNED LOT OF DEMONRATS SHOULD BE TRIED FOR TREASON, ACCESORIES TO MURDER(S) AND ALL BE THROWN OUT OF OFFICE AND/OR TAKEN DOWN TO TEXAS AND TIED TO THE BORDER WALL !!!

  3. Waters should have a Criminal Background Check done on her . I,am sure she would FAIL. She can not live in the U.S. any longer. Her background check failed because of Treason.

  4. Well I do not think anything will happen as Dems . have their law, the rest of AMERICA has to live by the rule of law. Big difference as far back as the
    Clinton rule of law thru OBAMA nothing is ever done to a big Dem.
    As they never do wrong, as republicans do all the time and get tried for a crime legal or not!! Now Republicans just do nothing. four out of the whole bunch do try to do right thing FOR AMERICA!! So what are we to do ,let DEMOCRAT DESTROY AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT TODAY PERIOD!!!

  5. Maxine Waters is a total disgrace and needs to be held accountable. Right now, we are hearing a lot of noise and that is a good thing; however, this is not the first time this has happened with her, as well as others, and nothing ever comes of it! It will surely die a slow death while Nancy Pelosi and Hilary continue to chant “no one is above the law”.

    1. mark my words – before any of those a–holes do a day in jail I will be walking in Neil Armstrong’s footprints on the moon. NEITHER ONE WILL HAPPEN!!!!!!!

  6. I have to agree with LeAnne nothing will happen to her, she’s a Democrat and they are never punished for their misdeeds.

  7. DemocRATS will never hold their member to account even though, as in this case, the evidence is clear for all to see. They think it is OK for democrats to break the law IF it fits their agenda. IF she were republican she would already have been punished as in the case of Rep. Green from Georgia for MUCH LESS charges. There are plainly two sets of rules being followed in congress, one for each party. There should be ONE set for all but Democrats abandoned that years ago! THIS kind of behavior leading to different punishments HAS TO STOP or this will lead to backlash and more bad behavior. Waters SHOULD be punished but will not be because of the LOW LIFES congressmen and women in the democrat party. Democrats have become the party of HATE and BIAS supported by the corrupt media (Worse than Provda ever was). The country is in for BAD times if this type of governing continues! Democrats need to see the writing on the WALL!! Their actions will generate a reaction!!

  8. How many of the “thou shall not’s” can the left break before they are held accountable for their reckless, uncalled for and dangerous utterings? Hillary famously claimed that there would be no civility in America until the Democrats were back in power. Based upon their current behavior, actions and attitudes, it seems that she was lying, again.

  9. Democrats will cover for her as they have for others and nothing will get done. Same old story, but don’t ever mention that you are Republican sd your rights are not the same.

  10. Maxine Waters and all of the Dems including Soros, all of the High Tech Execs, Clinton, Obama have all committed Treason! None of them should be allowed to retain their citizenship!

  11. She should be removed from the House as she has no respect for the position she holds. She is there to defend all constituents regardless of color or which party they belong. We have lost all dignity of who we are and for the position we are getting paid to perform . She lost it all. What right did she believe she had to travel outside California to incite a riot!! Please remove this woman has she has no respect for the office she is suppose to uphold!!

    1. She doesn’t get any better and won’t as long as she’s in office. She is the lowest of the low and should face some kind of punishment for insulting so many people! She has a very good opinion of herself, not deserved. California needs to qualify better people for representation – I’d be ashamed of her.

    1. That’s just it. The same damn people will vote for these idiotic Demonrats again! They think the Demonrats can do no wrong! I’m sick of hearing how much good they have done for the country & it’s citizens. The only damn ones they’re going to help are the illegals! They’ve proved that over & over! These same idiots talk about how great babbling Biden is too! They will vote for the devil if he’s a Demonrat. You can’t tell them anything! They would deny it if you showed them a video of how corrupt these Demonrats are. Pure denial! We will pay for their stupidity!

  12. Maxine Waters is, as she has so openly and transparently displayed, just plain ignorant.
    No repercussions will occur to her personally because of her other unscrupulous party members.
    How absolute stupid, dumb and ignorant are the house and senate Democrats and Biden and Harris ? VERY and COMPLETELY.
    They all have to be, in order to not recognize that the great majority of the US citizenry see them for what they are. They have to be stupid, dumb and ignorant not to know that the public recognizes their abusive behavior, recognize they are blatantly unapologetic Lyers , recognize that they have not a modicum of “shame” for their behavior and their lies and understand that we all see right thru them.
    They are really so so very “stupid” that they really really believe we are so gullible as to believe their lies???
    Would be interesting to see if they were able to look straight in the eye and lie as they to to their parent, or their child or their clergyman.
    All of the far left’s responses are just plain Dumb, Dumb , Dumb.
    They do not believe in the rule of law.

    They are the instigators of racism and thus all racists themselves as so obviously, consistently and persistently displayed by their constant, repetitive, nonstop and perpetual ranting about race and color and ethnicity, and race and color and ethnicity, and race and color and ethnicity, etc., etc., etc., etc., and etc..

  13. Lucile, I feel so much like the peoples are being used while Democrats is saving money and Freedom they take from us. Waters, Obama turned against the peoples, and Pelsi’o should never be allowed in offer again ever’ and Soros needs tone taken out of the White House and his money is not needed!

  14. The only solution. Conservatives must stop the liberal voters. The left wing has few rational positions. When ever you hear some lib spouting off with liberal lies, hit them with the facts and keep hitting them with the facts. To do that you must pursue the facts as broadcast on the conservative stations. That list excludes totally MSNBC, CNN, and the others of the same ilk. These stations are already losing huge parts of there viewers. CNN is in bad shape if we conservatives keep pursuing the truth, MSNBC will follow the same path
    The Left Wing Main Stream Media will be forced out of business. They are businesses, they exist because advertisers expect people to watch their ads. As viewership declines advertisers will move to honest media stations. You do not even have to watch the Left Wing outlets to get their lies. The Right Wing stations provide the Leftist lies before covering the truth.
    A large percentage of Biden voters indicated they would not have voted for him if they had known about the Biden family corruption. I knew! I watch the Honest Media as well as checking with the others regularly.
    It is up to the voters of USA to fix the problems of the USA.

  15. MAXI WATERS, PELOSI, AOC, OMAR, TLAIB, HIRONO,ET AL, ARE POND SCUM; THEY DON’T BELONG IN GOV’T. JOBS.

    SCUM BEGETS MORE SCUM, AND THAT WILL BE THEIR ONLY CONTRIBUTION.

  16. The last time democrats committed Treason, was the confederacy. The confederacy should have been charged with Treason, but again the democrat’s were not charged and got by with Murder of Americans.

  17. Let’s see if we have any strong enough republican officials that will fight Maxine Waters to conviction. She should have already been impeached. She is a racist ignorant person. Maxine Waters Should not hold an official office ever again. Let her join her thugs BLM.

  18. The worst corrupted element is playing the game increasing corruption.at our expense, getting themselves rich and prominent. Hell with them, they shall be frying in the hell not being good Stewards. So far one so early mi fed woman Nancy Pelosi is in charge of Baboons residing our Capitol Hill! Those morons enjoy their good pays, comfy positions, lobbies, collecting mo ey in political games… All disgrace!

  19. Cenzorship!? Are you serious!? All pros and contras shall be weighted by the TRIBUNE OF THE PEOPLE, to determine either someone’s opinion were right or wrong!? Donald Trump was discriminated, twice with attempt of impeachment, than removed from the office, than cenzored! Wake up people! Lady Eaters have right to make her statement seeing repetitiously killing that do not solve problems! No o e came to mind blaming on lack of proper education, I mean based on the GOD WISDOM which all of us shall follow! American people sent to Capital Hill are corrupt, careless, godless, controversly to our Constituance. zIN GID WE TRUST! Since they broke our principles, it is.how there is no reliability in corrupt jurisdiction as well! We need to return to the basics, freedom of speech, than do not treat anyone as the criminal until proven guilty! Yet the most guilty are those that failed RECOUNT ballots, cause fraud of election. In result we have crap instead nobility, lowlesdness instead respect to the law and law enforcement. Open borders are the same as hitting the.king in the head and enslaving free Country under cirrupted frauds!

  20. Cenzorship!? Are you serious!? All pros and contras shall be weighted by the TRIBUNE OF THE PEOPLE, to determine either someone’s opinion were right or wrong!? Judicial Watch is fony, do are empty conversations. There are needed real action instead!
    Donald Trump was discriminated, twice with attempt of impeachment, than removed from the office, than cenzored! Wake up people! Lady
    Waters have right to make her statement seeing repetitiously stop killing that do not solve problems! No one came to mind blaming on lack of proper education, I mean based on the GOD WISDOM which all of us shall follow! American people sent to Capital Hill are corrupt, careless, godless, controversly to our Constituance. IN GOD WE TRUST! Since they broke our principles, it is.how there is no reliability in corrupt jurisdiction as well! We need to return to the basics, freedom of speech, than do not treat anyone as the criminal until proven guilty! Yet the most guilty are those that failed RECOUNT ballots, cause fraud of election. In result we have crap instead nobility, lowlesdness instead respect to the law and law enforcement. Open borders are the same as hitting the.king in the head and enslaving free Country under cirrupted frauds! Samy greed’s are playing political games pressing on to get our money, while collecting millions they walk free, being well paid for their lies, empty promises! Those are real criminals, don’t you get it!?

  21. Waters and every Democrat who stood up for her should be impeached and removed from Congress.

  22. Judicial Watch does a good job of keeping people informed. However, not many people know about it.

  23. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, almighty GOD ! I know not what
    course others may take; but as for me, GIVE ME LIBERTY , OR GIVE ME DEATH!!

    PATRICK HENRY

    ( This was spoken when REAL patriots drew a line in the sand ………)

  24. It is a big deal..why because… They put impeachment Acts.. on a president that did not do anything but when a demigod does that and more nothing is done…those two impeachment Acts cost tax payers 500 billion dollars… So why can’t we impeach the loud mouth Waters… Because they are above the law…. But did they not say multiple times no man is above the law and I believe Ms Waters said it too at the impeachment of president Trump..

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