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Delta bans passengers who harassed Sen. Mitt Romney before his flight

Sen. Mitt Romney was harassed at an airport before a flight. Those Delta passengers were later banned

Sen. Mitt Romney sits and listens while attending the HELP Hearing: Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act on Capitol Hill in 2019.
Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, attends the HELP Hearing: Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 2019.
Cheryl Diaz Meyer, for the Deseret News

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.

What happened?

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.