U.S Lawmakers pressed Boeing CEO to “Step Down” and give up compensation……


“Mr. Muilenburg, if you had an ounce of integrity, you would know that the right thing to do is to step down,” said Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, at the second day of House Committee hearing on Wednesday. The U.S lawmakers grilled Boeing’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg over the two fatal crashes of Boeing 737MAX jets, and pressed him to step down., and asked why he hasn’t given up his compensation of $30 million a year and be accountable for the crashes. “You are the captain of this ship. A culture of negligence, incompetence or corruption starts at the top and it starts with you” said Rep. Jesus Garcia, Democrat of Illinois,…“I think it’s time that you submitted your resignation, don’t you?” said the Democrat. Muilenburg admitted “We made mistakes” and apologized to lawmakers and victims’ families who were holding the photos of their loved ones behind him. “I think about that decision over and over again,”… “If we knew everything back then that we know now we would have made a different decision.” apologised Muilenburg. But the law makers are disappointed the way how Boeing put profits before safety, “You’re no longer an Iowa farm boy,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio, chairman of the House committee…. “You are the CEO of the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world. You’re earning a heck of a lot of money, and so far the consequence to you has been, oh, you’re not chairman of the board anymore.” “I’ve talked to a lot of pissed off pilots,” said Transportation Committee Chair Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon…”They said, ‘We were the backup system? How can we be backup if we don’t know something’s going to take over our plane?'” referring to MCAS which was mentioned only once in the 1600 page training Manual. Boeing stripped Muilenburg’s chairmanship position on Oct. 11 but expressed “full confidence” in him as CEO. 


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