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Conservative Fox News Commentator Slammed for Calling Flight Attendants “Mask Nazis”

Conservative Fox News Commentator Slammed for Calling Flight Attendants “Mask Nazis”

A conservative Fox News commentator has been criticized after calling flight attendants tasked with enforcing the federal face mask mandate “Nazis of the air” during a segment on the cable news station discussing a surge in unruly passenger incidents.

“There are some flight attendants out there who take their job as the mask police to extremes. Becoming almost Nazis of the air. And it’s ridiculous, it drops beneath your nose, they’re constantly getting mad at you,” Tomi Lahren said during the Outnumbered show.

“It’s no wonder people are getting frustrated. We still need to act, obviously, decently. There is no excuse for violence. We need to lift the mask mandate in the air and I have a feeling a lot of these issues will go away,” the 28-year-old pundit continued.

But while Lahren acknowledged that there “are so many good flight attendants out there” it was her decision to compare enforcing a mask mandate to the Nazi regime that stood out.

“While she’s projecting, we’re protecting,” slammed Sara Nelson president of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) who has openly argued for the federal face mask to be kept and possibly even be extended before its due to expire in September.

“This is the kind of hateful rhetoric that has kept us from acting like Americans, mobilizing a national response in solidarity in the face of this crisis,” Nelson, who represents around 50,000 flight attendants across the U.S. including at United, continued.

Nelson fears that Tomi’s comments could stoke unruly passenger behavior beyond the dangerous levels that have already been witnessed so far this year.

“Our union will hold Tomi and her employer personally responsible for the next flight attendant hurt by an irate pax motivated by her hateful rhetoric,” Nelson said. She believes Fox News took an extreme view in order to improve their “slipping” ratings.

A group of Republican senators have called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to drop the federal face mask mandate immediately but so far the agency is refusing to budge on the issue.

Airlines and unions currently support the mandate arguing that the requirement to wear a mask allows them to operate at maximum capacity while vaccines continue to be rolled out. The threat of the Delta variant also means that the mask mandate is unlikely to be dropped before September and could be extended if the variant causes a serious uptick in infections across the U.S.

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  • Maybe the wrong term but the premise is accurate. They’re power tripping and heavy handed. End this mask nonsense NOW.

  • well.. they are mask nazis. Why do so many minions get offended by the truth?

    BAN THE MASKS. Getting sick of this virtue signaling and power trippin’.

  • So they wouldn’t like “Air Waitress” either I assume 🙂

    Seriously though this is just rhetoric. Mx. Nelson is playing to the vocal hardcore union members. Maybe even some of the same folks that we would all consider to be power tripping “here only for your safety” legacy folks. We’ve all seen them and dealt with them on flights. 90% of the FA’s are awesome, love their jobs, and are great but they are influenced and also abused by passenger hating mask nazi types. They are easy to spot in a crowd because they are triggered by the old “Stewardess” title as well.

  • I saw family kicked off a flight because their special needs child wouldn’t keep a mask on. Masks don’t work, science has proven it but I guess airlines are getting their rules from Fauci the genius. If Mask Nazi was said by someone on CNN it would’ve been overlooked but Tomi Larhen says it & MSM goes off the deep end. She is correct, everyone on the plane should just start eating the entire flight then no mask is
    needed.

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