The moves comes as Congress and the Obama Administration were at odds over the security of the flights to and from Cuba.
The TSA had admitted in mid-September that no federal air marshals had been aboard the commercial flights to the island nation that had started in late August.
There was the air marshal who sued because he was denied his onboard meal choice, and the one who left his loaded gun in the bathroom. (Another left a handgun in an airplane lavatory, it was discovered by a teenager.)
Then there was the one who pulled his service weapon on two civilians in a parking space dispute at New York JFK.
Liam Neeson in 2014 film “Non-Stop”
They scheduled work assignments to facilitate vacations and sexual trysts. Which is fine because they’re insufficiently trained to do much even if something did happen on their watch.
There was the one who tried to hire a hit man to kill his wife, the one who smuggled cocaine, and the one who sexually abused a young boy.
Now they’ll run amok in Cuba. Which — if it means spreading the existing workforce across more destinations — those of us flying domestically will be safer. That must be the reason this was such a high priority, to get more air marshals out of the country in order to secure US domestic airspace.