Southwest Airlines is under scrutiny after one of its pilots dropped a right-wing inside joke about President Biden as he was preparing to land on Friday.
The incident was recorded and posted on social media.
The pilot, who has not been identified, was flying from Houston to Alburquerque.
According to the NY Post, he stated, “We’re heading east at about 107 or 108 mph, clear visibility, mostly clear skies, about 77 degrees. Thanks for coming out, flying Southwest Airlines, welcome home, and let’s go Brandon.”
The statement, “Let’s go Brandon,” started as a joke after a NASCAR driver won a race. During the interview, the reporter stated the crowd was chanting let’s go Brandon when in fact they were saying, “F**K Joe Biden.”
Southwest and other airlines are currently facing a problem as a federal vaccination mandate deadline looms and employers must attempt to comply.
Southwest released a statement about the incident saying, “behavior from any individual that is divisive or offensive will not be tolerated,” though it has not said it has punished the pilot.
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