The Associated Press reported on Sunday that, on a Friday morning flight from Houstoun to Albuquerque, the pilot signed off his greeting with the phrase, which has become a popular euphemism for “F*** Joe Biden” in recent weeks.
The reporter, Colleen Long, admitted in now-deleted tweets that she tried to get into the “locked cock pit” of the plane to get a comment from the pilot and was almost “removed from the plane.”
There is no corroborating evidence besides Long’s report that confirms the pilot did say “Let’s go Brandon.”
Several other users have suggested he was really saying “Let’s go Braves,” in reference to the Atlanta Braves, which are playing in the World Series this week.
Listen to the audio here. They’re saying this is confirmation, but he could just as easily be saying “Let’s go Braves”, as it’s clipped.https://t.co/BaKaKDFYmG
— The H2 (@TheH2) November 1, 2021
Despite the lack of evidence, Southwest blasted its pilot, saying he should not have shared his political opinions with the cabin.
“Southwest does not condone Employees sharing their personal political opinions while on the job serving our Customers, and one Employee’s individual perspective should not be interpreted as the viewpoint of Southwest and its collective 54,000 Employees,” the airline said in a statement.
We know many of you have heard about recent statements that may have been made on a Southwest flight, and we wanted you to hear directly from us. pic.twitter.com/CYh0MugYxd
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) October 31, 2021
“Southwest is conducting an internal investigation into the recently reported event and will address the situation directly with any Employee involved while continuing to remind all Employees that public expression of personal opinions while on duty is unacceptable,” the company added.