by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2022
Air travel is becoming less safe as Team Biden pulls air marshals off of commercial flights and sends them to assist at the U.S. southern border, the executive director of the Air Marshal National Council said.
“We have been decimated. We have been depleted. We’re on less than 1% of flights. These ground-based duties that they’re pulling us out of the sky to go to the border are just demolishing our chances at stopping another 9/11,” Sonia Labosco told “Fox & Friends First” on Monday.
Labosco said air marshals feel “torn” about being at the southern border while being pulled from the job they were trained to do.
“They have a humanitarian heart. We empathize with what’s happening at the border as human beings. However, it does not take away the responsibility or the oath that we have as air marshals to protect our aviation domain,” Labosco said, adding she has not heard back from the Biden administration after voicing concerns over recent safety risks on flights.
“We actually wrote him another letter over the weekend because we had a level four and a level three incident. Level four means that they tried to breach the cockpit. Level three, we had two of those, which means there were life-threatening behaviors on one of those aircraft. An individual had a straight razor to a passenger’s throat. So these are very serious incidents,” Labosco said.
Last week, a Utah man returning home on a JetBlue flight from New York City was arrested and charged with carrying a straight-edge razor blade onto the plane and holding it to a woman’s throat mid-flight.