A teacher in Washington D.C., Jean-Marie Simon, recently accused United Airlines of giving her first clas seat to US Congresswoman. Sheila Jackson Lee. United Airlines admitted upgrading the congresswoman to first class, but claimed that Simon had canceled the last leg of her flight from Houston to D.C. Read here.
Now the congresswoman has reacted to the story, following several backlash from her constituents and other American citizens.
She accused the passenger, Jean-Marie Simon of being racist, adding that Simon's complaints were because she (Jackson Lee) is black.
After more backlash, she 'kinda' apologized to Simon for taking her seat.
However, a congressman has claimed that Sheila Jackson Lee is known for constantly being upgraded to first class when she travels, despite paying for Economy seat. She is also known for race baiting.
Read her tweets below: