U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) pouted on Twitter that he had to travel alongside people who didn’t wear COVID-19 masks, all of whom he assumed were Donald Trump voters — although Cohen didn’t provide evidence to back that up.
Cohen tweeted this information Sunday.
Many of the people who replied to Cohen’s tweet said they wanted government officials to act — in extreme ways — against Cohen’s fellow airline passengers.
“My plane to Charlotte on the way home was full of #Trumpers. Many were mask less. One refused hand sanitizer as a ‘COVID hoax.’ Trump’s lies fuel this deadly behavior and election fury. His lies are to blame for spreading the virus & inciting a lethal insurrection at our Capitol,” Cohen wrote.
Cohen elaborated in a subsequent tweet.
“To clarify, many of my fellow travelers were maskless in the waiting area but not the plane itself. The airline enforced good mask compliance on the plane, but DCA didn’t enforce compliance in the airport, except for announcing that everybody at all areas should have masks on.”
To clarify, many of my fellow travelers were maskless in the waiting area but not the plane itself. The airline enforced good mask compliance on the plane, but DCA didn't enforce compliance in the airport, except for announcing that everybody at all areas should have masks on. pic.twitter.com/3STrilwMOt
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) January 10, 2021
Greg Siskind said on his Twitter feed that he is a Memphis-based immigration lawyer and one of ABC News’ top 20 people to follow for immigration news. Siskind told Cohen that the airlines need to put the other passengers on a national no-fly list.
“It’s right, and it’s also good for business,” Suskind tweeted while responding to Cohen.
“A whole lot of us have no interest in getting on an airplane with these deplorables (I’m determined to use that word as often as possible to honor the woman who called it).”
Diane De Martini, of northern California, referring to the people without masks, said “crazy people like that should be arrested for attempted murder.”
Another person, who did not give a name and only said that he or she was a former Tennessee Democratic Party staffer, boasted that “deprogramming expertise is about to be a booming field.”
Another unidentified Twitter user, meanwhile, asked Cohen how he knew the people not wearing masks supported Trump.
“Did they wear some sort of identification. Are you unequivocally saying that all people who didn’t vote for Trump wear masks?,” the person asked.