America First host Nick Fuentes can no longer fly on an airplane. He announced Tuesday that he couldn’t check into his flight because the authorities didn’t clear him to fly.
So I’m on my way to a press conference to discuss how I’ve been banned from nearly all social media and tech services, and then I find out that I can’t even get there because I’ve been put on a no-fly list. This is overt political persecution. America is not a free country.— Nicholas J. Fuentes (@NickJFuentes) April 27, 2021
Got notice in the mail from DHS in January that I was removed from TSA Precheck. Was unable to check into my flight online, tried to check in at the counter. After long call with the TSA, AA clerk relayed that I am not cleared to fly. Booked another flight on United, same thing.— Nicholas J. Fuentes (@NickJFuentes) April 27, 2021
A surprising number of commentators rushed to his defense, including Glenn Greenwald and conservative reporter Eiljah Schaffer.
Read the old @ACLU on how the no-fly list is one of the worst and most abusive assaults from the War on Terror on core civil liberties no matter who it's aimed at: https://t.co/JQlGGtpPTQ https://t.co/idlWT9ES1F— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 27, 2021
I reached out to Nick directly for comment to verify his claim— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) April 27, 2021
His is apparently on a federal TSA no-fly list that stretches across all airlines
As a foreign commentator, please don’t justify the liberties of an American being stripped away just because you hate his rhetoric https://t.co/9DS5GGpXT8
Fuentes believes he was put on the no-fly list due to hysteria over the Capitol protests. He has suffered numerous bans since January 6.
Since attending President Trump’s rally on the Ellipse on January 6th I’ve been:— Nicholas J. Fuentes (@NickJFuentes) April 27, 2021
-Banned from AirBnB, Facebook, Instagram, DLive, and Coinbase
-Banned from every payment processor
-Had a bank account frozen
-Put on the no-fly list
And I haven’t even done anything wrong!
This is just the latest injustice committed by the Biden regime against the American people. There’s a new standard set: if your speech offends the powers that be, they can ban you from flying. No charges or trial required. This new power can be used against a whole plethora of conservatives and right-wingers.
The question is now: will Republicans speak up against this? Will Tucker Carlson bring attention to it on his show? Greenwald’s concern indicates Tucker will likely mention it. But will any Republican lawmaker share the same concern?
That’s too hard to tell at the moment.