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'Karen' Moment: Video Shows Senator Ted Cruz Reportedly Harassing Montana Airport Staff After Missing Flight
A video that is circulating on social media shows Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) reportedly harassing airport staff at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport on Sunday. Because of this incident, the police was called and had to intervene.
In the video, posted on Reddit by the Bozeman account, the senator is seen arguing with employees after he missed his flight check-in.
During the argument between Cruz and the airport employees, Cruz was irritated for being forced to re-booking process, saying “Do you know who I am?”
The Bozeman Redditor said that this is another ‘Karen’ situation commonly seen at airports across the country lately.
“It’s not an uncommon scene at the airport. An entitled “Karen” misses their flight and demands special treatment. They deny any wrongdoing of their own and somehow come to the conclusion that it’s the airline’s fault that they missed their flight. Often a verbal argument then ensues and if the passenger starts making a scene, sometimes law enforcement will come and help defuse the situation, he wrote.
“From my understanding, that’s exactly what happened here. As I said, it’s not an uncommon scene. What is uncommon and unacceptable is when this behavior is displayed by an elected official. His constituents whom he represents, I’m sure, would not be impressed,” the Bozeman Redditor added.
According to the Daily Mail, Bozeman airport deputy director Scott Humphrey said that a lobby cop was asked to assist with SenatorTed Cruz at the United ticket counter. “The passenger had missed the check-in window for his flight and re-booking options were limited out of Bozeman due to Spring Break,” Humprey told Daily Mail.
The reason why Senator Cruz was in Montana has not been unfolded, but, apparently, he was going back on Capitol Hill for the first day of confirmation hearings for Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, Daily Mail said.
Last year, Sen Cruz triggered controversy when he and his family flew to Cancun, Mexico, amid a weather crisis. Millions of people in Texas face water shortages, with reservoirs near empty. Freezing temperatures have caused power blackouts at water treatment facilities because of a winter storm.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz has attempted to defend taking a family trip to Mexico amid a winter storm that left millions in his state without power and water. Photos of the Republican senator at an airport caused outrage all over the country that learned that the lawmaker had left Texas during a crisis.