Rep. Bennie Thompson will take airport takeover battle to DC

“The only two course of action is in the courts and in Washington. I’ll do what I can Washington to turn it around,” Thompson said.

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber supports Thompson’s battle:.

“It’s our intent to ensure that the constitutionality of the citizens in Jackson aren’t being infringed upon by this action,” Yarber said.”

“Clearly, it’s a part of state government’s efforts working with certain officials to take it over. I’m one of those individuals who will oppose it,” Thompson said.