Presidential candidate Ron Paul updated his facebook status to commend his son, congressman Rand Paul (R – Kentucky) for being detained by the TSA int he Nashville, TN, airport.
Paul apparently set off an airport security full-body scanner “on a glitch,” a spokesman in Paul’s office told reporters. The Nashville TSA agents would not let Paul walk back through the body scanner and were demanding a full body pat-down per policy. A Paul spokesman said his office called TSA administrator John Pistole about the incident this morning.
The Senate is back in session today at 2 p.m., with votes scheduled at 4:30 p.m, but some are speculating this may be an investigation that is important to the congressman. In December, Rand issued a statement on the capture and detainment of two national security suspects in Bowling Green, KY.
“The hard work of local law enforcement officials in concert with the FBI to capture terrorists living in Bowling Green is beyond commendable. The fact that these terrorists lived in the United States for years without detection is beyond deplorable. This incident underlines the need for a thorough review and re-examination of the process through which refugees are granted access to our country. The grave offenses this man pleaded guilty of committing could have cost innumerable American lives.” – Senator Rand Paul, Kentucky
As many know, Tennessee is an underground railroad for the Tealiban. It is possible the young, tenacious Senator took the opportunity to illustrate his disdain for the security measures used on US Senators instead of the multitude of suspicious characters planning to infiltrate the conservative Eden on Bowling Green, Kentucky. Because the TSA can tell just by profiling, there really isn’t a need for this policy nonsense.
“When an irregularity is found during the TSA screening process, it must be resolved prior to allowing a passenger to proceed to the secure area of the airport. Passengers who refuse to complete the screening process cannot be granted access to the secure area in order to ensure the safety of others traveling,” – TSA Representative