Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee made the news over the holidays over a dispute on a United Airlines flight. Jean-Marie Simon got booted from her first-calls seat and when she looked, Ms. Jackson now had the seat that Simon thought was hers. After complaining to the airline she did not receive what she thought was a satisfactory explanation. Ms. Simon thinks that the airline played favorites with the Congresswoman. Now she wants Congress to police their own and investigate the Congresswoman for unethical behavior. Will it happen?
Here’s what happened to set this whole thing in motion.
As Written and Reported By Jazz Shaw for Hot Air:
During the Christmas break last month we looked at the rather odd story of an air traveler who was bumped from her first class seat on a United Flight from Texas to Washington by Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. The passenger in question was Jean-Marie Simon, and United claimed that she had mistakenly canceled her own flight using the app on her phone and then reassigned the newly open, first-row seat to Jackson Lee. The congresswoman initially blamed it on racism (of course), which was an odd charge considering that Simon is a human rights activist.
After a non-apology from the airline and an offer of a voucher in exchange for her troubles, Simon was still not satisfied with the treatment she had received. And now, according to her Twitter feed, she’s asked the Congressional Ethics Committee to look into the matter.
Since United didn’t respond to my letters re treatment on flight #788, I’ve filed complaint with Office of Congressional Ethics. No case number, + according to OCE rules it cannot even disclose whether it will consider case, but I think it’s important to keep this going forward. pic.twitter.com/eiqu9S8YJx
— Jean-Marie Simon (@JeanMarieSimon1) January 7, 2018
As Simon indicates, it’s uncertain if the committee will even take up the …….
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