#WalkAway Campaign Founder Brandon Straka was kicked off an American Airlines after refusing to wear a face mask.
The Independent reports Brandon Straka, a supporter of president Trump, who describes himself as a “former liberal,” tweeted that he had been removed from an American Airlines flight, after refusing to follow their guidelines.
On Monday, American Airlines published a news release, where they reiterated that their policy is that all passengers need to wear a face mask when on board one of their flights.
They added: “Some passengers are exempt from the face covering requirement, such as young children and those with a disability or medical reason for why they cannot wear a face covering. The policy also does not apply while eating or drinking.”
Mr Straka tweeted on Wednesday: “I was just removed from my flight for not wearing a mask. 1st time this has happened. Not a federal law.
“@AmericanAir staff standing over me telling me it’s THE LAW. So much for ‘please respect those who can not wear a mask’. When I pointed out this wasn’t a law I was removed.”
Mr Straka added: “Entire episode is filmed. AFTER removing me flight manager says- they made a mistake. They had no right to ask you that.”
After he was kicked off the flight, Mr Straka, recorded a video on Periscope, detailing what happened on the flight.
He said that nobody asked him on the plane if he had a condition that prevented him from wearing a mask, and added that American Airlines staff apologised to him for not asking him that while on the flight.
Mr Straka added: “This is insane, absolutely insane. We don’t even have a choice anymore. It’s not the law, as you know, it’s not the law.”
— Brandon Straka (@BrandonStraka) June 17, 2020