Dems Celebrate Distraught Man Thrown Off Flight Amid Calls For Blacklisting Capitol Protesters

Source: RT

Leftists cheered an apparent victory for their side, mocking a man who was purportedly put on a no-fly list for partaking in last week’s storming of the Capitol, but it turns out his crime may have been refusing to wear a mask.

Lost in the gleeful conversation was any sense of the danger that putting citizens on the no-fly list without due process may eventually get around to people of different political stripes. Lawmakers have urged the FBI and TSA to expand the nation’s no-fly list to include everyone who took part in the violent pro-Trump protest at the US Capitol last Wednesday.

Left-wing observers thought they were seeing just such a case in a video that circulated on Sunday on social media. It shows a distraught man walking past a boarding lounge, saying:

This is what they do to us. They kicked me off the plane. They called me a f**king terrorist, and they want to f**king ruin my life.

— Ray [REDACTED] (@RayRedacted) January 10, 2021

The scene of apparent consequences for Capitol rioters was met with cheers – and zero sympathy. “Man, you can’t even break into the Capitol building wearing a Camp Auschwitz T-shirt carrying zip-ties to take hostages while shouting about hanging the vice president just before killing a cop without landing on the no-fly list anymore,” a group known as Sleeping Giants said on Twitter.

Others joined in the fun. “My favorite part is when he cries because they called him a terrorist,” lawyer Great Sarafan said. Podcast host Nick Wright quipped“No-fly lists don’t care about your feelings.”

Self-described “anti-racism educator” Tim Wise said he had no sympathy for the unidentified crying man. “Any idea what it takes for a white man to end up on the no-fly list?” he tweeted. “Yea, it doesn’t happen because of a tweet.” Podcast host Nathan Bernhardt added: “Stop trying to make me think the no-fly list is good in any way.”

TV writer Melissa Jo Peltier offered a translation of the crying man’s outburst, saying the attitude of “When I break the law and am held accountable like anyone else, I am a victim,” is prevalent among “the MAGAsurrection crowd.”

But as it turned out, the happy observers may have misinterpreted the scene. Journalist Yashar Ali said that, according to the woman who filmed the viral video, the man was kicked off the flight for failing to wear a mask, in violation of Covid-19 rules.


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