Instead of protecting our skies from actual threats, the Department of Homeland Security has ordered federal air marshals to focus on 2 things: doing menial tasks at the border and following people affiliated with January 6th. But if that isn't frustrating enough, Glenn speaks with former federal air marshal Sonya Hightower-LaBosco, who is blowing the whistle about who our government is targeting. According to her, the list of people affiliated with January 6th includes an 8-week-old BABY who wasn't even conceived at the time of the riot. Sonya explains the insane illogic behind that decision as well as what she believes all this nonsense may lead to: "My biggest concern is we're going to have another 9/11."
TranscriptBelow is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Okay. So last night, I was having a conversation, with Sonya Hightower LaBosco. And this is how it ended. Listen to this.
This person returned to the hotel. It is important to know that, blank, never set foot in the Capitol grounds. In fact, suffered from a disability that makes it difficult for her to walk.
This air marshal, the 27 years of experience. Do you remember this case?
What was he assigned to do?
SONYA: I do. And that's his wife we're talking about, Glenn. He's a special air ops marshal, and he assigns the teams of air marshals to follow these individuals that are on Quiet Skies or Select D. So this air marshal actually came in. It was his job to assign the missions for that day. Opened his computer and saw a photograph of his wife listed as a suspected domestic terrorist, knowing that she had nothing to do with the Capitol. She didn't even go to the Capitol that day. And we proved that through many, many different ways from geo tracking, her cell phone, her Uber receipts. You name it. We proved it.
GLENN: All right. I have less than a minute. You have to tell me if this is true. Did we actually use the air marshal to track a four -- what was it? A four-month old, four-week-old baby?
SONYA: Yes, Glenn. We're doing that now. The baby is eight week old. The baby was not even conceived. An eight-week-old baby, who is on the terrorist watch list. That is correct.
GLENN: I didn't have time to fully delve into why our air marshals are following. And I bet it's not hard to track, the eight-week-old newborn that is now on the terrorist watch list.
Now, one of my kids, well, two of my kids, they were born with I believe explosive stuff in their system.
And when they would drop a bomb, sometimes, it was nasty. But I never thought, we should call an air marshal.
But apparently, at eight weeks, I mean, that's basic boot camp, isn't it?
Eight weeks. What can these babies do to us?
Sonya is with us again.
Sonya, tell us the story of the eight-week-old baby.
SONYA: Okay. So, Glenn, this story was just broke by Uncover DC and Wendy Mahone. This eight-week-old baby is on the terrorist watch list. And it's not just one air marshal that will be signed. It's a minimum of three. So you will have three air marshals following this eight-week-old baby. No matter if the baby travels with the grandparents. If the baby just travels with cousins. It doesn't matter. Once the baby is on the list, by their name, the baby is going to stay on that list.
GLENN: Okay. Hang on. Hang on.
Did the parents do something?
SONYA: The father, I think the father was -- I think they got him for parading on January the 6th. I think he faced a charge. Yeah. He either walked through the Capitol. Or he did something of that nature, on January the 6th.
GLENN: Parading. Oh, my gosh. Not parading.
SONYA: And this is -- I think it was his fiancé that booked the ticket for her and the baby. I don't know if they're married. I think this was his fiancé. But she booked the tickets for her and the baby to go on, I think a holiday vacation down to Puerto Rico.
GLENN: So he wasn't even with them?
SONYA: No, he wasn't with them then. He wasn't. No. He wasn't.
SONYA: So he's with them now, they are a family. So they were flying down to visit family, I just in Puerto Rico. And lo and behold, you know, they get to the airport. She gets to the airport. They print out the boarding passes.
And here's the baby. As you can see, I think I sent you the picture.
It's the infant on the boarding pass. It says INFT, and it has the four showcasing that they're on the watch list.
GLENN: Well, has the baby blown anything up? I mean, just I have to ask. Has the baby -- is the baby involved in things right now? I mean, you never can tell.
SONYA: I mean, Glenn, the baby wasn't even born. The baby wasn't even conceived. Wasn't even thought at that moment.
This was back in January of 2021. We're going three years later.
GLENN: This is unbelievable.
SONYA: I mean, I knew -- I knew that we had been following a 6-year-old boy and a 9-year-old child. I knew that. That was the all-time low for the information we received. But when we received the information on the eight-week-old baby, I mean, how -- how low can you go, within the government, for these -- these -- to pacify the swamp, right?
Because this is what we're pacifying with TSA and the air marshals.
We're pacifying the swamp members that want Americans targeted because they exercised their First Amendment right or they attended a rally, or they weren't even there. Anyone affiliated with January 6th, whether you were at the Capitol or the rally. It does not matter. The swamp wants you targeted.
GLENN: So to give people perspective, and Sonya, I believe one of the most -- I think we did two things right after 9/11.
We put air marshals on the plane. And we made the -- the door to the pilots bulletproof. Those two things, I think are the best things we ever did.
Everything else was just government nonsense, for the most part, I think. At least the way it's been executed.
The -- the air marshals are not on board of our planes now.
Because they're not only just following babies and children. But they are also on our border.
SONYA: That is correct, Glenn. We have been forced to go down to the border for over two years now.
The Air Marshal National Council, the group I've worked with. We've been fighting that because we know that we have very limited resources in the first place.
I mean, the air marshals are only a couple of thousand, specialty group, inside of TSA, which TSA is a big administrative 65,000 bureaucratic agency.
I mean, you have this little small law enforcement component, inside of this administrative agency. And they're smothering, our duties as law enforcement, with all their bureaucratic administrative red tape that they are using for a political agenda.
GLENN: And our air marshals are doing what, on the border?
SONYA: They're doing non-law enforcement duties, non-law enforcement. They are driving people to the hospital. They are walking around the facility once an hour, and checking -- while everything is quiet. I didn't see any doors unlocked. They were at the front gates, signing vehicles in and out.
Okay. Well, there's a delivery. All right. This first came in at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. They left at 2:30. They're handing out water. They're making sandwiches. They are doing nothing, nothing that they should be doing to thwart hijacking in the aircraft.
GLENN: What's your biggest concern on all of this?
SONYA: My biggest concern is that we're going to have another 9/11, Glenn. We're blinking red. If there was ever a time in this country. It's not even incompetence.
This is not incompetence. This is intentional.
How can you take the only resource we have from the air. And put them down on the border, to do no duty.
That's the thing.
We're not even doing anything down there, and we're letting the American people. We're ushering in illegals. We're catering to the illegals.
And the American people who buy train tickets. And pay security fees. And expect to be safe. Have nobody looking out for them.
GLENN: You know what is amazing to me is I didn't even put the air -- I didn't even think of the air marshals. Story after story, sometimes it feels like it's once a week.
We'll hear about some crazy person on a plane. That started an argument. Or whatever.
And not once have I thought, wait a minute.
Where is the air marshal?
Because the air marshals are the ones that -- hey. Sit down. If there's a problem. You don't usually have to land the plane right away. For some jerk, which the airlines have been doing.
These -- all these incidents of these jerks on planes, that's maybe happening more often, because we don't have an air marshal. Is that logical?
SONYA: Glenn, that's logical. Look, and these have been some very serious incidents. If you look over the last two years. Just alone, when we're fighting. We know the air marshals are on the are border.
We have had flight attendants stabbed. We have had breaches of the cockpit.
GLENN: Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait.
SONYA: Yes. We've had -- United Flight 2609 from Los Angeles to Boston, in 2022, there was a flight attendant stabbed on that aircraft. That's correct.
GLENN: How -- what did they use? A plastic knife?
SONYA: He -- he went in, we're not sure where he got it.
He made some type of homemade shank in the bathroom. We don't know if he had it on him or did he get a spoon. We don't know how he -- he made a shank.
GLENN: Okay. So that happened in the last two years, and we still don't know how he did that.
Okay. And then the cockpits have been breached?
SONYA: Yes. Well, there's been level four threats, that's been called out, with the captain stating that the cockpits, they were trying to reach the cockpit.
There has been incident after incident that has happened. And every one of these incidents were normal flights air marshals would have been on. The long hall flights. Remember, that's when al-Qaeda took our planes for, when they took them. They took the planes with the most fuel, so that's east coast to west coast. Those are flights we normally would have been on. But we're not on those flights. Because we're at the border, or following January 2021 people that were at the rally or at the Capitol. That's what our duties are doing.
GLENN: Your organization.
You know, you represent the federal air marshals, and you've done this.
How -- how worried are the air marshals about -- I mean, you know, the country is at red alert. We know this.
We've heard it. We've heard the -- the Homeland Security say, we're on high alert right now.
What are they saying? What are the actual air marshals saying?
They have to be going crazy.
SONYA: They're going nuts. They're going nuts, Glenn. This is 22 years they've been fighting.
22 years. A lot of the women who came over, came over after 9/11. Went to -- we tried to prevent this from happening again.
And we are being handcuffed by this administration, totally handcuffed. There's nothing we can do.
Because this administration doesn't want us to do anything.
GLENN: Okay. So what do we do?
I mean, besides expose us.
SONYA: Glenn, we have to get out of TSA.
This is what happens when you have an administrative bias. Political bias association. Like TSA, running a law enforcement program.
They weaponize -- they weaponize the air marshals for their political gain.
GLENN: Well, we won't send them to the FBI or any other government institution. I think they should be locally -- you know, wherever they're living, that airport should possibly do it.
You know, San Francisco is the only airport that doesn't hire the TSA to run their security. And they catch more things than any other airport.
And I can't believe I'm giving credit to San Francisco. You can't give it to another government agency.
Sonya, thank you so much. I would like to talk you to again, on how we can serve you, and help get our air marshals back our planes.
Something is going to happen. And there will be no doubt, no doubt, who exactly is responsible for terrorist activity in this country.
I can name them right now.
Sonya, thank you for exposing this. God bless you.