Rep. Crenshaw Tells United Airlines To Just ‘Shut Up’ After Carrier Joins Delta In Criticizing Georgia Voter Law — Social Media Trolls UA
Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Texas) slammed United Airlines recently after it signaled following Delta Air Lines’ move to criticize the newly-enacted Georgia election law on claims that it will make it harder for underrepresented sectors to vote.
Crenshaw told the Chicago-based carrier to just “shut up” after it called the Peach state’s Election Integrity Act of 2021 “wrong” — echoing Delta’s claim that it “infringes on the right to vote of fellow Americans.”
The GOP lawmaker also blasted United Airlines for going against the amendments to Georgia’s election procedures — which the state said is only meant to raise the integrity and security of the polls, while also implementing similar ID requirements for people boarding their flights.
Crenshaw called the American carrier a “pandering hypocrite.”
“Travelers 18 years of age or older are required to have a valid, current U.S. federal or state-issued photo ID that contains name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature for travel..”
That’s your policy, United. Pandering hypocrites. Just shut up. https://t.co/m2PIPOIPsi
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 5, 2021
“Travelers 18 years of age or older are required to have a valid, current US federal or state-issued photo ID that contains name, date of birth, gender, expiration date and a tamper-resistant feature for travel,” the GOP congressman wrote, quoting United Airlines’ own policy.
“That’s your policy, United. Pandering hypocrites. Just shut up,” he added.
On its social media post on Monday, United wrote: “Our mission is to connect people and unite the world. We believe that one of the most effective ways to do this is to engage in the democratic process, which begins with voting — a vital, civic duty. America’s democracy is stronger when we’re all engaged, and every vote is properly counted.”
“Some have questioned the integrity of the nation’s election systems and are using it to justify stricter voting procedures, even though numerous studies have found zero credible evidence of widespread fraud in the US elections.”
“Legislation that infringes on the right to vote of fellow American is wrong. We believe that leaders in both parties should work to protect the rights of eligible voters by making it easier and more convenient for them to cast a ballot and have it counted,” United Airlines said.
— United Airlines (@united) April 5, 2021
Georgia’s far-ranging new election law included provisions for new ID requirements for mail-in votes, limiting the use of ballot drop boxes as well as giving the state’s Legislature more reign on election matters over local elections officials. It also bans volunteers from handing out food, water and other tokens to voters in waiting lines.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has said that the measure will be “another step toward ensuring our elections are secure, accessible and fair.”
The ID requirement under the Election Integrity Act of 2021 will be for absentee voting — replacing the method of just relying on signature matching for verification.United Airlines is the latest major airline to denounce the Peach State’s new voting law, joining their competitor Delta Airlines in attacking the law.
United’s action follows Delta Air Lines own criticism of the law with the carrier’s CEO Ed Bastian earlier claiming that the amendments made were “based on a lie.”
Senator Tom Cotton (Arkansas) hit back, however, revealing that Delta flip-flopped on its comments and actually praised the new Georgia voting law earlier.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) April 1, 2021
Social media trolls United Airlines
Following United Airlines’ comment on the new election law at the Peach State, social media users trolled the carrier and insisted on flying without showing IDs next time.
Looking forward to flying United without presenting my ID next time.
— Iaqton (@Iaqton) April 5, 2021
“Looking forward to flying United without presenting my ID next time,” one user wrote.
This is not something @united should be getting involved in. Photo ID for requesting absentee ballots is minimally burdensome and would do a lot to assuring the public of the integrity of the election.
This is bowing to the woke mob.
— WC Varones (@wcvarones) April 5, 2021
“This is not something @united should be getting involved in. Photo ID for requesting absentee ballots is minimally burdensome and would do a lot to assuring the public of the integrity of the election,” another user wrote. “This is bowing to the woke mob.”
Requiring an ID to vote is "voter suppression of minorities"?
Are you saying that minorities are somehow so poor and incompetent that they couldn't possibly get a legal ID card with their face on it?
— Goop Enthusiast tbh (@urbanpsych0) April 5, 2021
“Requiring an ID to vote is “voter suppression of minorities”? Are you saying that minorities are somehow so poor and incompetent that they couldn’t possibly get a legal ID card with their face on it?”
What about all the countries you serve that require ID to vote? Just run a good safe airline and forget about this. From a million mile flyer…
— Tom Reitan (@TomReitan) April 5, 2021
“What about all the countries you serve that require ID to vote? Just run a good safe airline and forget about this. From a million mile flyer.”
Do I still need an ID to fly on your airplane?
— "The" Real Death Valley Hobo 🇺🇸 🐅 (@DeathValleyHobo) April 5, 2021
This is great. If I ever fly United again, it will be great not having to have any ID to fly.
— DLW_FLTRXS (@DLW_FLHTC) April 5, 2021
Breaking: @united announces that passengers no longer need to present valid, government issued ID to travel.
— NeanderthalWally (@Wally389) April 5, 2021
Another social media user, also reposted an infographic from The Associated Press showing that the majority in the US favor automatic voter registration and photo ID requirements — debunking claims from mostly far-left Americans that requiring IDs somehow infringes on voter’s rights.
— mr. consistent (@bigjay00dx) April 5, 2021
The AP earlier said: “Nearly three-quarters of all Americans — including majorities of both parties — said they support laws requiring voters to present photo identification, even as the Democratic proposal would ease those laws.”
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) April 4, 2021