Judicial Watch today announced it filed a complaint with the chairman of the House Office of Congressional Ethics against Rep. Maxine Waters (D‑CA) for violating House ethics rules by encouraging violence and attempting to intimidate the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin.
The complaint argues that Rep. Maxine Waters encouraged violence by urging protestors to “get more confrontational” if Chauvin is found not guilty. She told the crowd:
Well, we’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.
Judicial Watch notes that Waters’ statements seem to be in violation of House ethics rules that require members to conduct themselves “at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.”