FAA seeks to hire people with ‘severe intellectual’ and ‘psychiatric’ problems in DEI push – what could go wrong?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is actively recruiting those with “severe intellectual disability” and “psychiatric disability” for employment in a push for diversity and inclusion.

“Targeted disabilities are those disabilities that the Federal government, as a matter of policy, has identified for special emphasis in recruitment and hiring,” the agency’s website states. “They include hearing, vision, missing extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, epilepsy, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability and dwarfism.”

The initiative shows the stunning degree to which the Biden regime has embraced left-wing ideology, potentially imperiling the lives of air travelers by prioritizing DEI over merit, a stunning revelation that comes at a time when air safety is in the public eye after a “door plug” blew out on a Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft shortly after takeoff.

The FAA, which is under the purview of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, himself a diversity hire, states that its “continuing mission” is to “provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world,” the agency employs “roughly 45,000 people,” according to Fox News which first brought attention to the recruiting push.

“Targeted disabilities are those disabilities that the federal government, as a matter of policy, has identified for special emphasis in recruitment and hiring,” the FAA states. “Individuals with targeted disabilities have the greatest difficulty obtaining employment. This is the only protected group for which Federal agencies may have a hiring goal,”

Reactions were of shock and outrage, especially after the recent Alaska Airlines incident that already had some speculating that lower standards as a result of DEI hiring played a part in the harrowing experience of a door flying off while in the air.

“Just had a conversation with some smart people could not believe this is happening,” billionaire SpaceX/Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, sharing a New York Post article on Buttigieg’s hiring policy.

“Compassion is one thing, common sense another,” said actor James Woods. “At 35,000 feet, I’ll opt for common sense.”

More reactions to a story that while troubling, isn’t exactly surprising given the ideological fervor of President Joe Biden and his administration.

“The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the organization responsible for managing our nation’s busy skies. With more than a million domestic passengers and countless tons of cargo in the air every day, our mission is a far-reaching and critical one. Our nationwide workforce is dedicated to providing the American public with the safest, most efficient and environmentally responsible civil aviation systems and airspace possible,” the FAA states in the jobs section of its website.

“Working at FAA offers a unique opportunity to experience a career where your impact not only reaches throughout the aviation industry but around the world as well. You’ll be a part of a diverse workforce utilizing the latest technology and systems dedicated to maintaining the safety and integrity of our civil airspace,” the website reads.

Chris Donaldson

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