Three Minnesota congressmen are facing setbacks over taking home commercial flights from Washington DC on Friday night. Donald Trump.
U.S. delegates Pete Stauber, Tom Emmer and Jim Hagdorn are all the same Delta Airlines Flight despite air restrictions on passengers recently exposed to COVID-19.
Trump announced on Friday morning that he had tested positive Corona virus.
The Delta policy states that customers who know they have been infected with the virus for the past 14 days will not be able to travel on the company’s plane. Airlines define face-to-face contact with those carrying the virus or lasting less than six feet for more than 15 minutes.
State Democratic Party chairman Ken Martin said three Republican members of Congress were endangering the health and safety of other passengers.
A UBC political science professor is weighing the impact of Trump’s illness on the U.S. election.
Hogdorn said in a post on his campaign Facebook page on Saturday morning that three people had been tested negative, not more than 15 minutes and not more than six feet carrying a person carrying the virus.
He said the men had also informed the airline and the flight captain of their situation, and that the airline had “decided to travel based on the facts”.
Delta spokeswoman Gina Laughlin told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the plane was less than 40 percent full and that no one had taken off before the plane took off, protesting the presence of men.
Another Delta spokesman, Anthony Black, told the Associated Press on Saturday that he did not know what other passengers on the plane had to say about the situation.
Black confirmed that the plane was kept for about an hour until the airline’s operations center in Atlanta cleared it to take off. He said Delta was reviewing the matter to see if proper policies were being followed.
A Minnesota Republican greets Trump at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport said Wednesday it had tested negative for coronavirus. House Minority Leader Kurt Dodd said in a statement that he was tested on Friday morning and got the results on Saturday afternoon.
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