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Romney becomes first Republican senator calling for FAA to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

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By Greg Robb

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Sen. Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah, on Tuesday became the first GOP senator to call for the Federal Aviation Administration to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. In a tweet, Romney said the action should be taken "out of an abundance of caution for the flying public." He said the planes should be grounded until there is an investigation of the causes of the recent crashes and the plane's airworthiness is ensured. Two Democrats, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, have called on the FAA to take action on the Boeing /zigman2/quotes/208579720/composite BA +1.15% planes.

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