Queen Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee is at it again. She apparently makes it a habit of bumping first class passengers on flights and playing the race card when not given her choice of seat. But this time the angry woman she bumped took photos of Lee enjoying the seat the passenger paid for without having her phone destroyed.
Jean-Marie Simon was a passenger on a flight from Houston to Washington D.C. and found out that United Airlines gave her first-class seat to U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. D-Houston. The flight attendant threatened to remove her from the plane for complaining and snapping a photo of the Houston congresswoman:
Normally the passenger would not be allowed near Queen Sheila, but a mechanical problem with the plane delayed take-off and after about 50 minutes passengers were invited to consult with a gate agent about alternative flights.
Simon said she went to the front to look for her first class seat and snapped a photo of Jackson Lee sitting in her stolen seat and told a flight attendant that she knew why she’d been bumped.
In her statement, Jackson Lee said she overheard Simon speaking with an African-American flight attendant and saw her snap the photo.
JACKSON LEE PULLS THE RACE CARD: “Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target along with the African American flight attendant who was very, very nice,” Jackson Lee said in the statement. “This saddens me, especially at this time of year given all of the things we have to work on to help people. But in the spirit of this season and out of the sincerity of my heart, if it is perceived that I had anything to do with this, I am kind enough to simply say sorry.”
What a piece of trash.
Simon said Jackson Lee’s statement accused her of racism, adding: “I had no idea who was in my seat when I complained at the gate that my seat had been given to someone else,” she said. “There is no way you can see who is in a seat from inside the terminal.”
About five minutes after Simon took the photo on the plane, Simon said, another flight attendant sat next her and asked if she “was going to be a problem.”
Simon said she replied that she just wanted to go home.
“It was just so completely humiliating,” said Jean-Marie Simon, a 63-year-old attorney and private school teacher who used 140,000 miles on Dec. 3 to purchase the first-class tickets to take her from Washington D.C. to Guatemala and back home.
In case you are wondering who Queen Sheila is, there are her actual words…