A Donald Trump supporter who was part of the mob that stormed the US Capitol last week was left dejected after discovering he had apparently been put on a no-fly list.
The move comes in the hopes of preventing rioters attending any more events of a similar nature in the run up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The video that was first shared on TikTok on Sunday before it went viral on Twitter, where it has been viewed more than 20 million times as of Monday.
In the video that was likely recorded at Dulles International Airport outside Washington DC on Friday, a man is having a full-blown meltdown, apparently after being told he could not board his flight home.
The unhappy guy says in the video that he’s been branded a ‘f*cking terrorist’ for taking part in Wednesday’s riot and that ‘they’ want to ‘ruin [his] life’.
Sharing the TikTok video on Twitter, one person wrote alongside it, ‘People who broke into the Capitol on Wednesday are now learning they are on No-Fly lists pending the full investigation. They are not happy about this’.
People being placed on no-fly lists also comes after one pilot threatened to abandon Trump supporting passengers in Kansas.
On Thursday, Representative Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, called on the Transportation Security Administration and the FBI to place those involved in Wednesday’s deadly attack on the US Capitol, on the federal No-Fly List, reported USA Today.
US airlines and law enforcement agencies bolstered security at Washington-area airports, after reports of ‘mob behavior’ by Trump supporters on flights into the region, before the Capitol siege.