The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports:
Three Minnesota congressman are taking heat over taking a commercial flight home from Washington Friday night just two days after they shared Air Force One with President Donald Trump.
Reps. Pete Stauber, Tom Emmer and Jim Hagedorn were on the same Delta Airlines flight despite that airline’s restrictions on passengers recently exposed to COVID-19. Trump announced early Friday morning he had tested positive for the virus.
Delta’s policy says customers who know they were exposed to the virus in the past 14 days cannot travel on their aircraft; the airline defines exposure as face-to-face contact with someone carrying the virus, or sustained contact for more than 15 minutes less than 6 feet apart.
Minnesota’s three Republican congressmen flew home on a Delta flight from Washington, D.C., despite airline restrictions on passengers recently exposed to #coronavirus-positive people. https://t.co/039bpquIQa
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) October 3, 2020
It was an honor flying on Air Force One yesterday with my friends @PeteStauber & @JimHagedornMN. Thank you President @realdonaldtrump for the opportunity and for visiting us in Minnesota once again! pic.twitter.com/tq3iTeSt5P
— Tom Emmer (@tomemmer) October 1, 2020