When you read a quote like this, “It’s time to END the TSA and get the government’s hands back to only stealing our wallets instead of groping toddlers and grandmothers,” you know the guy is serious.
Back in January Rand Paul was stopped by the TSA at the Nashville airport. Even though he passed through the metal detector without the alarm going off, the TSA requested he go through a secondary ‘invasive’ pat-down. Once he refused, there were reports of him being detained by the TSA. He was eventually allowed to pass back through the metal detector without the secondary screening. Off he went to catch his flight without the pat-down. I doubt that the average person would be allowed through in the same situation.
So now the tables are turned and he is leading the charge to end the TSA. His legislation would forcibly privatize the airport screening process.
We’ve already seen the Sanford International airport attempt to replace the TSA with private screeners.
So what do you think, is this the beginning of the end for the TSA’s invasive pat-downs, or maybe even the beginning of the end for the TSA? Or has the government agency already engrained themselves too much to be shut down by such a campaign?
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