Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee served as a member of the Houston City Council for 5 years before winning a seat in the US House of Representatives in 1995, from a district which includes much of central Houston. She has often played a race card, charging anyone with being racist if they disagreed with her or Barack Obama. She acts as if she is privileged and deserving of special treatment because she is a black American woman and a member of Congress.
Earlier this month, Jean-Marie Simon, an attorney and school teacher had used 140,000 frequent flyer miles to book a 1st class roundtrip ticket from Washington DC to Guatemala. Returning home, the flight stopped in Texas for a layover. When Simon re-boarded the plane, Rep. Lee was in her seat and Simon was informed that her 1st class ticket had been cancelled, presumably by Simon.
Another congressman from Texas informed Simon that Lee regularly takes the 1st class seats from other passengers and gets away with it.
(Fox News) – A United passenger whose first-class seat on a recent flight from Houston to D.C. was given to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is firing back at the Democratic congresswoman’s accusations of racism – while challenging the airline’s account of the incident.
Jean-Marie Simon, an attorney and private school teacher, became the latest face of airline passenger woes when she detailed on Facebook and later to the news media how she lost her seat to the Texas lawmaker.
But despite a statement from United seeking to explain the switch-out, she’s not giving up the fight. And the congresswoman’s response – essentially claiming Simon made a scene because Jackson Lee, as an African-American woman, is an “easy target” – did not calm the waters.
Simon, in an interview with Fox News, rejected the racism allegation…
If I were Simon, I would have demanded to see Lee’s ticket for the 1st class seat. It’s time that someone stops this lady who feels she can steal from others just because of who and what she is. I hope that Simon and others who have had this happen to them by Lee, take their complaints to federal court if necessary or take it to the House Ethics Committee and file a formal complaint against her. She needs to be stopped.