Buck Sexton: Southwest Cancellations Show Value Of Pushback

Southwest Airlines cancelled more than 1,800 flights over the weekend, and some suspect it’s a result of the company’s vaccine mandate for pilots and other employees, as relayed by OutKick’s Bobby Burack.

The list of skeptics includes Sen. Ted Cruz, as well as multiple other politicians and even some members of the media. For instance, Buck Sexton addressed the topic on the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show on Monday.

“You’re seeing people that are finally saying if we don’t draw a line here on the vaccine mandate for airline employees, it is obvious the next step is going to be vaccination mandates,” Buck said.

He then added that a lot of it will depend on if the reported COVID-19 cases remain high in the winter.

“Which I think is likely, but I can’t tell you that for sure,” Buck added. “Unlike Fauci, I don’t pretend to know anything. And I’m actually right a lot more than Fauci is, but that’s a whole other conversation. Isn’t that amazing. I’m not the only one, but people without MD’s are somehow more right about the science than Fauci is.

“We see this and we finally understand that if people push back effectively, if they work together, they can actually create a different strategic .. calculation of the risks for the other side.”

You can check out Buck’s full take below and visit clayandbuck.com for even more insight and opinion.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.


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  1. If this is true, it is way past time for these larger organizations (unions and loosely connected professional organizations) who are not the actual company. I’m still confused why there are so many sheep in this country now. If you want the vaccine, go get it. Leave the rest of the people alone about it.

  2. It’s only pushback if they continue to do it. One time won’t do anything. Hopefully the ATC’s and pilots will embolden other groups to do the same and shut the country down. There’s more at stake here than a bad quarterly earnings report.

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