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Senators demand answers from United Airlines

Joe Mont | April 12, 2017

Senate Democrats are taking aim at United Airlines, following a widely publicized incident that involved a seated passenger being forcibly dragged off a flight in order to accommodate stand-by employees.

In a letter to United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, the senators asked him to provide a more detailed account of the incident and United’s policy on boarding then removing ticketed passengers to accommodate United Airlines personnel.

The letter was also signed by U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.) Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Al Franken (D-Minn), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Jack Reed (D-R.I>).

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