From the editorial board of the Washington Post:
The federal government does not maintain an official “no-brainer list” of policies. If it did, there’s a good chance many Americans would applaud if one were a rule barring violent, unruly and disruptive airline passengers from the skies.
Nonetheless, some Republicans in Washington are grandstanding, rejecting no-nonsense measures to keep passengers and crews safe on airlines. In a recent letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, eight GOP senators opposed establishing a national no-fly list for unruly passengers — even ones so violent and dangerous that they are convicted of committing a federal offense in the skies.
The eight Republicans who signed the letter are Sens. Cynthia M. Lummis (Wyo.), Mike Lee (Utah), James Lankford (Okla.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Kevin Cramer (N.D.), Ted Cruz (Tex.), John Hoeven (N.D.) and Rick Scott (Fla.). They constitute what must be one of the more unusual groupings on Capitol Hill: Call it the Aviation Threat Forgiveness Caucus.
Read the full editorial. The Post notes that a recent poll shows 93% of Americans support creating a federal no-fly list.
“Some Republicans in Washington are grandstanding, rejecting no-nonsense measures to keep passengers and crews safe on airlines,” the Editorial Board writes https://t.co/6N59EmmMNa
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) February 21, 2022