Senator Rand Paul Detained by TSA

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Damn TSA.

    Sen. Rand Paul’s Facebook page has a post about the incident. “Senator Paul is being detained at the Nashville Airport by the TSA,” Sen. Rand Paul’s Facebook post reads. “We will update you as the situation develops.”

    Sen. Rand Paul’s chief of staff Doug Stafford told The Daily Caller the Senator “was detained by the TSA after their scanner had an ‘anomaly’ on the first scan.”

    “He offered to go through again,” Stafford said in an email. “The TSA said he could only have a full body pat down. He would not consent to it. He offered to go through the scanner again. The situation is ongoing.”

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  2. pspr


    You or I would have been escorted straight to jail for refusing a patdown.


    The TSA says Sen. Rand Paul “was not detained at any point” but “triggered an alarm during routine airport screening and refused to complete the screening process in order to resolve the issue.”

    “Passengers, as in this case, who refuse to comply with security procedures are denied access to the secure gate area,” the TSA adds. “He was escorted out of the screening area by local law enforcement.”
  3. Ricter


    So, you're saying "damn TSA" because they did not take Rand Paul straight to jail??