A video of a man sobbing at what appears to be a local D.C. airport has gone viral over the weekend after the man discovered he had been placed on the no-fly list created and maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, reports RawStory.
“This is what they do to us,” the man sobbed as he walked past a gate.
“They kicked me off the plane. They called me a f*cking terrorist! And they f*ckin’ want to ruin my life!” he added.
A woman can be seen approaching him and overheard saying, “Sir, please calm down, I was kicked off of Delta earlier.”
It’s unclear if she was another insurrectionist named from the riot.
Domestic terrorists who broke into US Capitol are crying because they’re on no fly list pic.twitter.com/0FCm3QqF0L
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) January 10, 2021
The video comes after the chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security called for pro-Trump rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol to be added to the federal no-fly list.
The call to ban those who breached the Capitol building from flying came as airlines began to step up security for flights in and out of the nation’s capital, and American Airlines ceased serving alcohol on area flights. It also followed reports of passengers demonstrating “politically motivated aggression” on flights to Washington D.C. prior to the riot.
“Given the heinous domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday, I am urging the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use their authorities to add the names of all identified individuals involved in the attack to the federal No-Fly List and keep them off planes,” Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, a democrat from Mississippi and the chair of the Committee on Homeland Security, said in a statement on Thursday. “This should include all individuals identified as having entered the Capitol building—an intrusion which threatened the safety of Members of Congress and staff and served as an attack on our Nation.”
He added: “Alleged perpetrators of a domestic terrorist attack who have been identified by the FBI should be held accountable.”
Thompson’s call echoed that of Sara Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA.
“The mob mentality behavior that took place on several flights to the D.C. area yesterday was unacceptable and threatened the safety and security of every single person on board,” Nelson told Reuters on Wednesday. “Acts against our democracy, our government and the freedom we claim as Americans must disqualify these individuals from the freedom of flight.”