Congressman Van Drew Issues Statement on Thousands of People Left Stranded Over the Weekend

October 13, 2021
Press Release
Contact: Ashley Brown (202) 225-6572

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement on thousands of flights being cancelled over the weekend leaving passengers stranded with no reimbursement. 

"If the Biden Administration continues to force vaccine mandates on Americans, this is only the beginning," said Congressman Van Drew. "This is government overreach like we have never seen before. Our nation is already facing a trucker shortage, and now we are witnessing a staffing shortage with our airlines. If these cancellations were caused by the Biden Administration forcing the hand of airlines to mandate that their employees get vaccinated, the American people should not have to bear the cost of cancelled flights. Thousands of people were forced to sleep on airport floors and wait hours to retrieve their luggage - this is unacceptable. If these vaccine mandates persist, we will continue to see the number of strikes rise, services will continually be harder to come by, and it's all because people are tired of the government interfering in their everyday lives."