(USNewsMag.com) – Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 2,000 flights earlier this week. The airline blamed weather and staff problems, but rumors soon started swirling that it had something to do with the COVID-19 vaccine mandates. One commercial pilot is now slamming President Joe Biden for his role in the mandates.
On Monday, October 11, Joshua Yoder, co-founder of US Freedom Flyers, spoke to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson about the mandates. He said pilots and others should not be forced to undergo a medical procedure they do not want. He explained that he’s supporting his colleagues and the American people who are also resisting the mandates.
The pilot also told Carlson the mandates could lead to supply chain issues. If flights are reduced by 30% because pilots are terminated after not taking the COVID-19 vaccine, that will cause a delay in the delivery of goods.
Yoder said the pilots “have all the control” and all they have to do is stop complying. He warned that the issues with shortages will continue if Biden doesn’t reverse his September mandate for companies with more than 100 employees.
The president has not indicated he plans to heed the warnings.
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