Monday, January 23, 2012

Senator Rand Paul detained by TSA

Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., has reportedly clashed with the Transportation Security Administration at a Nashville airport, according to tweets from his press aide and father, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

At about 10 a.m. ET, Paul's press aide, Moira Bagley wrote: Just got a call from @senrandpaul. He's currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.

Soon after, Ron Paul wrote: My son @SenRandPaul being detained by TSA for refusing full body pat-down after anomaly in body scanner in Nashville. More details coming.

NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell reports that aides to Sen. Paul say he set off a full-body scanning machine while going through airport security Monday morning.
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LV said...

At least ABC noted the constitutional issue, Article 1, Section 6.

Anonymous said...

He's special. He's a senator!!!!, not a regular plebe!!!!

John (Ad Orientem) said...

Actually he is special as LV noted. That aside however Rand Paul has been a longtime critic of overreaching powers of the TSA.