Mancini said Ali addressed Department of Homeland Security authorities by phone and showed his driver’s permit and international passport ID before being permitted to board.
Ali’s identity was confirmed by the agency before boarding the flight, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration said.
Ali’s identity was affirmed by the agency before getting onto the flight, a spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration said.
“None of this was happening Wednesday,” Mancini said in a telephone interview. “Going to Washington obviously opened up a can of worms at DHS.”
Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was on the same flight as Ali. Schultz tweeted a photo with Ali saying that “religiously profiling son of ‘The Greatest’ will not make us safe.”
Ali told members of Congress on Thursday that he felt like his “human rights” were violated.
Ali told individuals from Congress on Thursday that he felt like his “human rights” were disregarded.
“I felt just like I felt at my father’s funeral. I didn’t know what to think. I was just dumbfounded,” Ali said.
The mother and son have said in interviews that they believe they have been stopped because they are Muslim with Arabic names. Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother are both born in the United States.
The mother and son have said in interviews that they trust they have been ceased in light of the fact that they are Muslim with Arabic names.
Muhammad Ali Jr. furthermore, his mom are both born in the United States.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.