Southwest Pilot Risks Job for a Political Statement

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A Southwest Airlines pilot is under an internal investigation after saying “Let’s go, Brandon,” over the intercom.

The phrase is a reference to a “F*** Joe Biden” chant that erupted at a NASCAR race in Alabama last month. When the chant began, reporters said the crowd was cheering “Let’s go Brandon” and the phrase has since been used by Biden critics.

The pilot’s statement was heard at the end of a flight from Houston to Albuquerque.

Southwest Airlines’ official statement said:

“Southwest does not condone Employees sharing their personal political opinions while on the job serving our Customers, and one Employee’s individual perspective should not be interpreted as the viewpoint of Southwest and its collective 54,000 Employees.”

Listen below to hear why Chip Franklin isn’t surprised at the chants origin

The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro debates if it’s worth risking a job to make that political statement.

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