Susan Peirez, a Delta airline passenger, screamed and complained about sitting beside a mother and her crying baby on Feb. 6. Peirez was suspended from her job at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, where she reportedly worked as a program director.
“State employees are and must be held to the highest standard both professionally and personally,” said Ronni Reich, a director of public information for the New York State Council of the Arts.
Just before the flight was about to take off from the John F. Kennedy International Airport, Peirez called a flight attendant and started complaining about being seated next to a mother and her eight-month-old son.
Peirez also used her position at the Governor’s office to threaten to get the flight attendant fired. A gate agent was then called to escort Peirez off the flight.
Video of Peirez arguing with the flight attendant went viral on Facebook: