Former New York Senator Alfonse D'Amato attempted to incite a passenger revolt on a JetBlue flight Monday after passengers reportedly spent more than six hours waiting on the tarmac.

According to the New York Post, the cantankerous former Republican senator became enraged during the long delay of JetBlue Flight 1002 from Fort Lauderdale to JFK. Many of his fellow travelers were reportedly up in arms over the situation, particularly after the flight crew asked the petty bourgeoisie in economy-plus seats to relocate because of "balance issues" on the plane.

D'Amato, who was apparently sitting with the proles in a cramped seat toward the back of the plane, decided to make a stand. A video posted on Facebook captures his call to arms. "We can still speak in this country," D'Amato says as he is escorted off of the plane. "I want to tell you this. I make an appeal to all you people. You want to know what? Stand up for what's right and walk out with me. That's the only thing they'll know."

D'Amato continues up the aisle, praising another passenger whom he says is following his lead. Another video shot from a different angle and posted on Twitter captures passengers booing at D'Amato's removal. "They're throwing me off the plane because I complained about what they were doing," D'Amato says. Several passengers express concern that the airline is infringing upon their civil liberties."Freedom of speech. I thought we had freedom of speech," says what seems to be the woman filming.

Later, the apparent camerawoman repeatedly says, "This is not right." She then asks loudly, "Do we still live in America?"

Another woman responds: "No, you're in Florida."

Senator Pothole, who now runs the lobbying firm Park Strategies, was last seen in public reveling in Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election. "I am in great spirits. I feel great for the people of our country," D'Amato told Politico in November. He later suggested that Trump appoint Rudy Giuliani attorney general.

Despite the apparent fervor of D'Amato's belief in the cause (of fighting the terribleness of air travel), he did not use the most powerful tool in his rhetorical arsenal: very bad singing. During a 15-hour filibuster in 1992 protesting New York jobs being moved to Mexico, D'Amato repeatedly broke out into song. He belted out snippets of "Deep in the Heart of Texas" and "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)."

Morgan Johnston, JetBlue's manager of corporate communications, confirmed that a customer was removed from the flight but would not get into specifics. "The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly," Johnston said in a statement. "If a customer is causing a conflict on the aircraft, it is standard procedure to ask the customer to deplane, especially if the crew feels the situation runs a risk of escalation in-flight." She would not comment on the cause of the delay.