According to Sonya LaBosco, director of the Air Marshal National Council, Air Marshals are still following people who flew to Washington D.C. to attend the January 6, 2021 protests at the U.S. Capitol.

LaBosco told Fox News on Tuesday “we’re not flying right now.”

“The only missions that we’re doing are Quiet Skies missions and those are missions that are following the January 2021 people,” LaBosco said.

“So we’re either on the border for illegal immigrants or we’re following folks from January 2021. We’re not doing our regular missions,” she continued.

“What do you mean by that? You’re following January 2021 people. What does that mean?” Fox News host Carley Shimkus asked.

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“That means our primary mission is a little group called Quiet Skies. It’s a mission called Quiet Skies. That we’re following people that flew into the Capital Region in January 2021. You did not have to go to capital or the rally, and you’ve been put on a specific list that TSA now has assigned their marshals to follow these people who have not had any type of criminal investigation. They haven’t committed a crime. Yet, three years later we’re following the same individuals day in and day out,” she explained.

LaBosco emphasized that individuals being followed didn’t have to be at the U.S. Capitol.

They could have just flown into the National Capital Region.

“A lot of them do know they’re being followed. Yet, they haven’t been vetted and they have not committed a crime. And three years later, we’re still doing the same,” she continued.

“We followed the same people over and over for three years who were no threat to this country,” she added.

LaBosco said Americans should be “very concerned” when boarding an aircraft.

“You need to look around to see who you might be able to ask to help you, like a good Samaritan, because you’re kind of on your own. If anything happens, please don’t wait. There’s going to be no law enforcement that’s going to help you, so you need to have a plan. Look where the exit doors are. Look where your flight attendants are standing around you,” she explained.

“I would be looking around for a football player,” she continued.

“A pretty big guy, or a couple of big guys, in case you needed to take action,” she added.

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“We just received an email last week that resources are depleted as far as our flying air marshals,” Sonya LaBosco, director of the Air Marshal National Council, told FOX News on Tuesday.

“We are ushering in illegal immigrants on the border and leaving the traveling public unsafe,” she added, telling viewers that air marshals are being deployed at the U.S. southern border instead of in the transportation sector where they belong.

She said leaders of key federal agencies, namely the Department of Homeland Security, the agency at large, and its subsidiary, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), are to blame.

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz previously questioned the TSA on the ongoing air marshal deployments at the southern border, writing in a letter to TSA Administrator David Pekoske, “It is concerning that the administration has prioritized ushering illegal immigrants into the country over protecting the lives and safety of the traveling public.”

Touching on Cruz’s letter, LaBosco said air marshals deployed in the region are “not doing law enforcement duties” and are “passing out water” instead.

The letter penned to Pekoske echoed the same, as Cruz argued taking air marshals off flights for the deployments could be putting travelers “at risk.”

Initially, those deployed to the border were sought on a voluntary basis. Later, the deployments became mandatory, sparking outrage and a “mutiny” from marshals.

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