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3 Minnesota Congressmen Flew Delta After Being Exposed To COVID-19-Positive Trump
Three Minnesota Republican Congressmen are receiving backlash for taking a commercial Delta flight home from the nation’s capital just two days after being on Air Force One with President Donald Trump.
Reps. Pete Stauber, Tom Emmer, and Jim Hagerdon flew on Delta despite the airline’s restrictions on passengers who were recently exposed to COVID-19.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump confirmed they were positive for the virus on in the middle of the night on Oct. 2.
According to Delta’s policy, customers who know they were exposed to the virus in the past 14 days are not permitted to travel.
The airline defines exposure as face-to-face contact with someone with the virus or sustained contact for more than 15 minutes less than 6 feet apart.
The three were on board Air Force One during Trump’s campaign visit to Duluth, as reported by the Star Tribune.
Delta told local reporters that the flight was less than 40% full, and no one protested the men’s presence.