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Bumped United Passenger Fires Back At Sheila Jackson Lee's Racism Charge, Airline
Fox News ^ | 12-28-2017 | Barnini Chakraborty - Judson Berger

Posted on 12/28/2017 3:47:12 PM PST by blam

A United passenger whose first-class seat on a recent flight from Houston to D.C. was given to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is firing back at the Democratic congresswoman's accusations of racism – while challenging the airline's account of the incident.

Jean-Marie Simon, an attorney and private school teacher, became the latest face of airline passenger woes when she detailed on Facebook and later to the news media how she lost her seat to the Texas lawmaker.

But despite a statement from United seeking to explain the switch-out, she's not giving up the fight. And the congresswoman's response – essentially claiming Simon made a scene because Jackson Lee, as an African-American woman, is an "easy target" – did not calm the waters.

Simon, in an interview with Fox News, rejected the racism allegation.

“That could have been Donald Duck in my seat,” Simon, a Democrat, told Fox News on Thursday. “I could not see who had boarded the flight. I didn’t even know who she was.”

Simon originally accused United of bumping her from her first-class seat on a Dec. 18 flight in order to accommodate the Texas congresswoman.

At first, Simon didn't know who was in her seat as she argued at the gate. United eventually gave her a $500 voucher and reseated her in the economy plus section. In her original Facebook post, Simon said another Texas congressman then informed her a fellow member of the delegation was in her seat, and "regularly does this" to passengers.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: districtofcolumbia; jacksonlee; jeanmariesimon; mean; queen; racism; sheilajacksonlee; sjl; tejas; texas; unitedairlines
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I'm glad people have begun to fight back.
1 posted on 12/28/2017 3:47:12 PM PST by blam
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Seven words will do: Sheila Jackson Lee is an ignorant slut.


2 posted on 12/28/2017 3:48:43 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Seven words will do: Sheila Jackson Lee is an ignorant slut.””

Nope, Lee is a racist African bully.


3 posted on 12/28/2017 3:51:28 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (MSM is our greatest threat. Disney, Comcast, Hollywood, NYTimes, WaPo, CNN, NBC, CBS...)
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To: blam

It is time that the black privilege queen realize that it is she, that is a PUBLIC SERVANT.


4 posted on 12/28/2017 3:51:53 PM PST by Lopeover ( The 2016 Election is about allegiance to the United States! yy)
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To: Da Coyote

No. No man would have her.


5 posted on 12/28/2017 3:52:17 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: blam

There is no way that Sheila Jackson Lee is not behind the airline bumping this woman from her seat.


6 posted on 12/28/2017 3:52:17 PM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: Da Coyote

She keeps getting elected.

Makes you understand why most republics limited the franchise.


7 posted on 12/28/2017 3:53:03 PM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: blam

They are improving!
They did not beat her or knock out any teeth.


8 posted on 12/28/2017 3:55:14 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (This Space for Rent)
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To: Lopeover

Check your black privilege, byotch.


9 posted on 12/28/2017 3:56:08 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

The first one to bring up race is the racist.


10 posted on 12/28/2017 3:56:22 PM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: blam

Can you be racist against a water buffalo?... Just askin’


11 posted on 12/28/2017 3:56:49 PM PST by RW_Whacko (RW_WHACKO)
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To: Blue Jays

"...racism..."


That word has totally lost all its pizazz and punch.
My friends joke about so-called racism at every turn.

Take last cup of coffee in company kitchen without brewing another? Racism.
Fail to yield to the driver on the right? Racism.
Forget wedding anniversary with husband or wife? Racism.


12 posted on 12/28/2017 3:57:47 PM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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To: WayneS

Her luck ran out as far as assuming other passengers would just bend over for this treatment, although there’ll be no consequences to SJL.
For someone who thinks she’s a queen, she’s a classless low-life.


13 posted on 12/28/2017 3:58:12 PM PST by GnuThere
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To: blam

A white liberal learns that their liberalism doesn’t save them from being labelled a racist. Deliciously ironic.


14 posted on 12/28/2017 3:58:21 PM PST by TallahasseeConservative
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To: blam

I remember when public servants didn’t use their platform to bully citizens. Long long ago in a galaxy far far away....


15 posted on 12/28/2017 3:59:16 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: Da Coyote

While she is staggeringly ignorant, I cannot imagine that enough whiskey and Viagra exist in this universe to facilitate that last part being true.


16 posted on 12/28/2017 4:00:45 PM PST by chris37 (Take a week off racist >;-)
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To: blam

I’m sure most of her district is cheering her for making a white woman sit in the back of the plane. She needs to be gerrymandered out of existence.


17 posted on 12/28/2017 4:01:30 PM PST by akalinin
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She keeps getting elected

Well just look at the electorate in her district (not their race...their trashiness)

18 posted on 12/28/2017 4:03:24 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: blam
This is,in fact,a simple matter.The Congresscritter has the power to influence government policy regarding air travel.The woman who was bumped doesn't.

It's not rocket science.

19 posted on 12/28/2017 4:03:59 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Remember: All Cultures Are Equal!)
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To: blam

I would like to know how much are WE paying for the poverty pimp to fly back and forth.

Are WE paying for first class, or are we paying coach?


20 posted on 12/28/2017 4:04:06 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Democrats... BETRAYING America since 1828.)
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