(KFVS) - Illinois Senator Duckworth joined U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), and a group of more than 20 senators in demanding answers from United Airlines following the forcible removal of a ticketed passenger on Flight 3411 from Chicago, Illinois to Louisville, Kentucky.
The senators came together to write a letter, calling on United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz to provide a more detailed account of the incident and United's policy on boarding then removing ticketed passengers to accommodate United Airlines personnel.
"Consumer trust and confidence are critical to ensure this industry continues to thrive, and we hope United Airlines will work diligently to immediately address this incident and make necessary improvements to ensure it does not occur again," the Senators wrote.
The letter was also signed by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Al Franken (D-MN), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mark Warner (D-VA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Jack Reed (D-RI).
The full text of the letter follows: