Delta has banned the passengers involved in harassing Utah Sen. Mitt Romney in an incident that went viral last week, according to multiple reports.
- A Delta spokesperson confirmed the decision with Reuters.
As the Deseret News reported, viral videos showed supporters of President Donald Trump harassing Mitt Romney at the Salt Lake City International Airport. The video showed Romney — wearing a mask — harassed by passengers, who called him “disgusting shame.”
- The passengers raised questions about Romney’s potential vote to certify the election results for President-elect Joe Biden.
- The video was captured days before pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Delta bans passengers
Delta CEO Ed Bastian told Reuters that all passengers involved in the Romney incident were banned.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was also harassed at the airport earlier this month. Bans were placed on passengers involved in that incident, too, per Reuters.
More changes from Delta
Bastian also told CNBC on Thursday that the airline won’t allow passengers to check firearms on flights flying to Washington, D.C., due to the ongoing political unrest.