Statement: Rep. Chris Turner Responds To Abbott’s Decision To Drop Opposition To American Airlines/Us Airways Merger

Arlington, TX — Today, state Representative Chris Turner released the following statement in response to the announcement that Attorney General Greg Abbott has dropped his opposition to the merger between North Texas-based American Airlines and US Airways:

“Five weeks ago, I sent Attorney General Abbott a letter asking a series of questions about his lawsuit against American Airlines, a lawsuit that put at risk thousands of North Texas jobs. I never received a response from Mr. Abbott, and now I know why − because he didn’t have any good answers. We may never know why Mr. Abbott decided to sue a major North Texas employer, but we can be glad he has backtracked and abandoned this job-killing lawsuit.”

Click here for a copy of Chris’s letter to Attorney General Greg Abbott from August 26, 2013.