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Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) was confronted by a fellow passenger on Tuesday for flying in first class amid the ongoing partial government shutdown, according to video of the encounter released by HuffPost.

In footage of the encounter, Davis could be seen collecting items from his seat when he was confronted by a passenger who asked if he thought it was appropriate to be flying in first class as Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees work without pay.

The article goes on to state the following:

However, a spokeswoman for Davis, Ashley Phelps, told HuffPost that taxpayers did not foot the bill for his first-class ticket and never have.

Phelps said that Davis’s office did purchase a coach ticket for a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., but added that the lawmaker was able to upgrade his seat to first class due to his frequent flyer status.

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