An ethics watchdog group has filed a complaint against Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert after reports that he attempted to pull rank to get out of a parking ticket. Politico first reported yesterday that Gohmert got into a confrontation with U.S. Park Police after they ticketed his SUV near the Washington Monument on March 13. Gohmert was parked in a spot reserved for National Park Service vehicles. According to Politico, Gohmert was “rude to the officers,” took the ticket off his windshield and put it on a police car with a message reading “Oversight of Park Service is my job! Natural Resources Thus the Congressional Plate in window.”

In a letter to the Office of Congressional Ethics, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is asking that Gohmert be investigated for possibly violating House rules. The letter states that “Rep. Gohmert’s conduct violates House Rule 23, which requires all members of the House to conduct themselves “at all times in a manner that reflects creditably on the House.”

In a statement to Politico, Gohmert’s office said the congressman later accepted the ticket and apologized to the officers. There’s no mention of that in the official police report.

The letter of complaint is after the jump.

Gohmert Ethics Letter.pdf