American Airlines gave $5,000 to Tom DeLay’s legal defense fund, and, unlike some Congressional Republicans, the company has not yet dropped its support for the ethically challenged House leader.
Here’s how American Airlines’ Spokesman Tim Wagner explained the donation to NPR: “We were told that Mr. DeLay, a member of Congress from our headquarters state was facing substantial legal bills that he was unable to pay personally because of their size and his limited resources.”
There are millions of ordinary Americans that have bills to pay and limited resources. American Airlines should be helping those folks, not an ethically-challenged Congressman like Tom DeLay.
TODAY’S ACTION ITEM
Call senior American Airlines officials and ask why they gave money to defend Tom DeLay’s unethical behavior and demand that they ask for their money back:
Tim Wagner, Spokesman, Corporate Communications — (817) 967-1577
Dan Garton, Executive Vice President, Marketing — (817) 931-9351
Ralph Richardi, Senior Vice President, Customer Service — (817) 967-2000
Give them a call, then come back to Think Progress and comment on your experience.