United States Air Marshals are reportedly planning to “mutiny” against an order from President Joe Biden to leave their posts aboard commercial flights and head to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Air Marshal National Council President David Londo told the Washington Examiner that dozens of marshals are vowing to directly disobey the order in protest. Biden’s White House ordered U.S. air marshals to the southern border given there’s a shortage of Border Patrol agents, which has fueled the immigration crisis.
“The rank and file air marshals are going to refuse to deploy and risk termination,” Londo said. “You’re almost going to have a mutiny of a federal agency, which is unheard of. Morale is so destroyed from this. I’ve never seen anything like this.”
The Transportation Security Administration released a statement denying the claim, saying it is “entirely inaccurate and does not reflect the critical and professional law enforcement role these officers perform.” MORE