Fourteen Republican lawmakers who all have their pilot's license are pointing out a VERY big mistake by President Biden.
His recent nomination to lead the Federal Aviation Administration has ZERO aviation experience.
Phil Washington served in the U.S. Army, which we are greatly thankful for, but he simply doesn't have the knowledge or experience related to airplanes, their maintenance, their schedules, or the concepts of safety surrounding them.
"While Mr. Washington honorably served our nation in the Army, he did not serve in an aviation unit," the Republicans wrote to Joe Biden. "He is not a pilot, has zero aviation safety experience, and is entirely unqualified to lead the federal agency responsible for keeping the flying public safe."
These Republicans are suggesting Biden withdraw his unqualified nomination immediately. They said:
The FAA cannot afford to be led by someone who needs on-the-job training, especially at a time when our aviation system is facing tremendous safety challenges such as multiple near-misses by airlines and the first nationwide ground stop of aircraft since 9/11.