Texas Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee was recently upgraded to first class on a United Airlines flight even though another woman had paid for the seat.
Jackson-Lee has since played the race card.
A passenger on a flight from Houston to Washington D.C. has accused United Airlines of giving her first-class seat to U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. D-Houston, and then threatening to remove her from the plane for complaining and snapping a photo of the Houston congresswoman.
“It was just so completely humiliating,” said Jean-Marie Simon, a 63-year-old attorney and private school teacher who used 140,000 miles on Dec. 3 to purchase the first-class tickets to take her from Washington D.C. to Guatemala and back home.
When it came time to board the last leg of her flight home from George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Dec. 18, after a roughly hour-long weather delay, Simon said the gate attendant scanned her paper ticket and told her it was not in the system.
Did you cancel your flight?, the attendant asked.
“No,” she said she replied. “I just want to go home.”
Her seat, 1A, was taken, she was told. Simon was given a $500 voucher and reseated in row 11, Economy Plus.
Simon later learned that Jackson Lee was in her pre-purchased seat and has alleged that the congresswoman received preferential treatment, which United denies.
Here’s Jackson-Lee whipping out the race card, per New York Post:
“Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target along with the African American flight attendant who was very, very nice,” the Texas Democrat wrote in a post. “This saddens me, especially at this time of year given all of the things we have to work on to help people.”
“But in the spirit of this season and out of the sincerity of my heart, if it is perceived that I had anything to do with this, I am kind enough to simply say sorry,” Jackson Lee continued. “But as an African American, I know there are too many examples like this all over the nation.”
The thing is, the “racist” woman is a human rights activist, longtime registered Democrat, and Spanish teacher.
From BizPac Review:
The disgruntled United Airlines passenger accused of racism by Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee photographed Guatemalan war crimes, teaches Spanish and is a longtime registered Democrat, according to voting records reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Simon was on the last leg of her return trip from Guatemala when the incident occurred. It was not her first trip to the Central American country; in fact, she spent much of the 1980s documenting war crimes there in the wake of a military coup that saw thousands murdered, raped and starved. She first traveled to Guatemala at the behest of Amnesty International, who asked her to take photographs for an impending report on the government’s role in extrajudicial killings and abductions.
Simon eventually published a book of photographs depicting the years of violence she witnessed entitled “Guatemala: Eternal Spring, Eternal Tyranny.”
What now, Sheila? Think you might be playing the race card a little too often?
Congressional Democrats are coddled by the far left mainstream media. Nothing they do is ever wrong.
On the flip side, Congressional Republicans are nearly killed by radical leftists (Rep. Steve Scalise) or tackled to the ground (Sen. Rand Paul).
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]