US Air Marshals intend to oppose President Joe Biden by declining to send a team to the southern border to assist with the migrant problem. President of the Air Marshal National Council David Londo remarked, “The rank and file air marshals are going to refuse to deploy and risk termination. You’re almost going to have a mutiny of a federal agency, which is unheard of. Morale is so destroyed from this. I’ve never seen anything like this.”
In a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Londo complained that these highly qualified air marshals were being forced to carry out mostly non-law enforcement, humanitarian tasks.
U.S. air marshals are planning to rebel over a Biden administration plan that would reassign them to the southern border.— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) December 1, 2022
Dozens have agreed to refuse an order that would have them driving, feeding and caring for migrants. https://t.co/3Qq0FKmGri pic.twitter.com/qKj7rgVtc1
The Transportation Security Administration refuted Londo’s allegations, stating they are totally false and do not reflect the crucial and competent role these personnel play in law enforcement.
Sonia Labosco, the president of the Air Marshal National Council, urged Biden earlier to stop dispatching air marshals to the southern border.
“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.”
As we enter peak holiday travel season, the Biden administration has been pulling hundreds of federal Air Marshals out of the skies & redeploying them to the southern border to perform humanitarian tasks w/ migrants and essentially be social workers. https://t.co/sGGbSshPXU— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) November 28, 2022
They have a humanitarian heart, she continued. As human beings, they can relate to what’s happening at the border. It does not, however, change their obligation or obligation to uphold their oath as air marshals to safeguard our aviation sector.
“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.”