Delaney Statement on FAA Grounding of Flights

Friday, January 25, 2019
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FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD  Presidential candidate John Delaney releases the following statement regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s grounding of flights at LaGuardia:

The grounding of flights at LaGuardia Airport and related delays at other major airports, due to staffing issues, is another example of the real world consequences related to the President’s selfish shutdown of our government. Every day, almost two-million Americans board flights across the United States. The risk posed by failing to adequately staff airports as a result of the shutdown puts the lives of these Americans at risk and threatens our national security. This is wholly unacceptable. As President, I can confidently promise that I would never shut the government down.

“At the end of the day, the buck stops with the President of the United States. President Trump must reopen the government and end this embarrassing, dangerous, and unnecessary shutdown.”