Breaking News

TSA Makes Rand Paul Miss His Flight
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Senator Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky was stopped from boarding his flight by the Transportation Security Administration at Nashville airport on Monday. He was later allowed to go on another flight, but not before being detained for some time. Paul was enroute to Washington D.C., and at the security check in the airport, a TSA agent detected an “anomaly” in Paul’s knee. The Tea Party favorite was told that he would have to undergo a full-body pat-down, but he refused and instead offered to show his knee.

The TSA agents however stuck to their demands. What happened after this it remains unclear. Paul claims that he was “detained” by being cornered in a cubicle, while the TSA has said that he was not. The agency claims that Paul was made to undergo a second scan and this time the scanner did not show any anomaly, so he was allowed to board another flight. This fact has made the libertarian and big-government skeptic believe that there was no anomaly in the first place. Paul appeared on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer and said that he was told by two TSA employees that their systems made random mistakes sometimes.

The White House has jumped to TSA’s defense; with White House spokesman Jay Carney saying that TSA was right in denying access to the gate area to Paul.

  
What
Where


TSA’s latest move comes as more proof to the agency’s skeptics who accuse it of being heavy-handed and generally incompetent. They trade horror stories about their experiences. Some of the big TSA horror stories of the last year include:

–    puncturing a cancer survivor’s urine bag which resulted in the man being covered in his own urine.
–    making a breast cancer survivor take off her prosthetic breast.
–    aggressively carrying out a full body pat down of a five year old girl (whose video went viral), and
–    making a developmentally-disabled 4-year-old who could not walk without leg braces, take them off and walk through the metal detector.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

RELEVANT JOBS

Director & Associate General Counsel - Litigation

USA-DC-Washington

How You’ll Contribute The Legal and Business Affairs (LBA) team assists the organization in...

Apply now

VP & Sr. Associate General Counsel, Technology, Operations & Facilities

USA-DC-Washington

How You’ll Contribute The Legal and Business Affairs (LBA) team assists the organization in...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-NJ-Florham Park

Job Description The Law Office of Barry E. Janay, P.C. is a growing law firm with a focus on...

Apply now

Family Law Attorney

USA-OK-Yukon

Bedlam Law is looking for an exceptionally dynamic, highly motivated, self-starter with at least fiv...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Corporate/Transactional Attorney

USA-IA-Des Moines

Des Moines office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate/transactional attorne...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney / Counsel

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate attorney with 5+ y...

Apply Now

Housing Finance Associate Attorney

USA-MN-Minneapolis

Minneapolis office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a housing finance associate at...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top