A pilot for Southwest Airlines triggered liberals everywhere this week when he said “Let’s Go Brandon” to passengers after flying them from Houston, Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“We’re heading east at about 107 or 108mph,” the pilot, whose face is pixelated, can be seen saying in a TikTok video that has since gone viral. “Clear visibility, mostly clear skies, about 77 degrees.”
“Thanks for coming out, flying Southwest Airlines, welcome home, and let’s go Brandon,” he added.
Pilots had reportedly been saying the anti-Joe Biden phrase on the radio throughout the day, even when one person warned “Southwest has a hot mic.”
“The Southwest Team takes pride in providing a welcoming, comfortable, and respectful environment for the millions of customers who fly with the airline each year, and behavior from any individual that is divisive or offensive is not condoned,” a spokesperson for the airline told Daily Mail.
“One Employee’s individual perspective should not be interpreted as a viewpoint for Southwest and its collective 54,000 Employees,” another statement from the airline obtained by NPR said.
“Southwest is conducting an internal investigation into the recently reported event and will address the situation directly with any Employee involved while continuing to remind all Employees that public expression of personal opinions while on duty is unacceptable,” the airline continued. “Southwest does not tolerate any behavior that encourages divisiveness.”
“Let’s go Brandon” has become a rallying cry among conservatives over the past few weeks. It stems from an incident that occurred at a NASCAR race in Alabama won by Brandon Brown, a driver who was being interviewed by an NBC Sports reporter. The crowd at the race was chanting “f*** Joe Biden,” but the reporter tried to claim that they were really saying “Let’s Go Brandon!”
Conservatives have since pointed to this as a clear example of the media shamelessly covering for Biden.
This comes after The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association filed a lawsuit last month asking a federal judge to “temporarily block the company from carrying out federally-mandated coronavirus vaccinations until an existing lawsuit over alleged US labor law violations is resolved.” The lawsuit argued that the mandate “unlawfully imposes new conditions of employment.”
During a recent protest over the mandate that took place at the Southwest headquarters in Dallas, Texas, a “Let’s Go Biden” chant also broke out.
DALLAS TX: Southwest employees chant “LET’S GO BRANDON” in front of the South West headquarters to protest the airline vaccine mandate
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) October 18, 2021
We can only hope that the pilot who was brave enough to say “Let’s Go Brandon” over the loudspeaker is allowed to keep his job. Southwest is lucky to have someone like him on board!
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