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US Delta 'investigating' after Republican Sen. Roger Wicker spotted not wearing mask on flight

23:40  03 october  2020
23:40  03 october  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Sen. Roger Wicker was seen on a Delta flight with his mask pulled down to his chin for most of a trip from Atlanta to Jackson, Mississippi.

A photo of the Mississippi Republican on the Thursday flight was tweeted by Matt Harringer, who works for an advertising and media company in Washington, D.C.

“I’ve seen enough Republican senators test positive to tweet this photo," Harringer tweeted. "@SenatorWicker – because you refused to wear a mask on our @Delta flight last night, please let your fellow passengers know your status once you’ve been tested."

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Roger Wicker wearing a suit and tie: Senate Commerce, and Transportation Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks during a hearing on NASA missions, programs, and future plans. © Graeme Jennings, AFP via Getty Images Senate Commerce, and Transportation Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks during a hearing on NASA missions, programs, and future plans.

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The senator’s communications director, Rick VanMeter, told USA TODAY that Wicker "lowered his face mask to eat a snack and forgot to put it back up. When he was reminded by a flight attendant, he put the mask back up."

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But Harringer said Wicker was not wearing his mask before the plane took off and told USA TODAY he doesn't believe Wicker covered his nose after the flight attendant asked him to put it back on.

VanMeter did not address whether the senator had been tested for COVID-19 but said Wicker "did not attend any recent events at the White House and has not been in contact with any of the individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days."

Delta Airlines says it’s investigating the incident in response to Harringer’s tweet.

"Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our people and our customers," the airline said. "We take our mask policy seriously and are investigating this incident."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Delta 'investigating' after Republican Sen. Roger Wicker spotted not wearing mask on flight

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