Skip to comments.Senator Rand Paul Detained by TSA at Nashville Airport
Posted on 01/23/2012 7:55:54 AM PST by Timber RattlerEdited on 01/23/2012 9:29:31 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
(CNN) -- Authorities blocked U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at the Nashville airport Monday after the Kentucky Republican refused a pat-down at a security checkpoint, his spokeswoman said.
Paul went through a scanner at the airport and set off an alarm, said his spokeswoman, Moira Bagley. He wanted to go through the body scan again instead of getting a pat-down, but officers of the Transportation Security Administration refused, Bagley said.
Read more at cnn.com
Posted by Ron Paul on his Facebook page: "My son Rand is currently being detained by the TSA at the Nashville Airport. I'll share more details as the situation unfolds."
Ron Paul Facebook Page
So what will NDAA really be like after it kicks in in early March?
I don’t blame him... those pat downs take forever!
Depends on what he did.
Wow, 2,399 comments in 38 minutes.
Don't hold your breath. The TSA is held in contempt and ridicule by a majority, and the agency hasn't lost any power or sleep over it.
But from fox news twitter: “My colleague Mike Levine reports that a law enforcement official says that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was not detained, despite contrary claims.”
I thought congress critters had their own special line to go through? After all they can’t be held up by us little people.
I hope that he puts a senatorial hold on every TSA budget that gets submitted from here on in.
Rules are for little people...
So a U.S. Senator is being Detained????
Down into the memory hole...
Why does it say at the link there were no comments?
Yeah, but I know first hand that a single pissed off Senator can do tremendous damage to an agency and its senior management, no matter what it is.
The object on his person picked up by the scanner has been identified as a pocket Constitution. They have called in the bomb squad and a hazmat team to neutralize the terrorist tool.
Sounds like he declined to consent to a sexual assault by TSA agents. Good for him! (Though his father is still a nut.)
You’re missing the point-—the TSA rules are so obnoxious that even a U.S. Senator can run afoul of them, and Rand Paul is in a position to do something about it (finally). I bet John Pistole is not a happy camper right now.
Personally, this is probably why I will never fly again.
Hmm, the steel plate in his head set off the metal detector? (sorry, couldn’t resist).
...They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
Or perhaps he breached the peace?
Isn’t it against the law to detain a legislator on their way to Congress?
The comments are on Ron Paul’s Facebook page. A pretty amazing number of posts for a very short period of time.
You just don’t do something like this to a US Senator. Very stupid for TSA.
It is his own fault.
He should have eaten that cupcake before he attempted to go through security with those fine, educated folks.
“I spoke with him five minutes ago and he was being detained indefinitely, Paul spokesperson Moira Bagley said Monday morning.
Indefinitely??? I can assure the TSA will not be able to hold the Senator indefinitely.
Go to post #1 and hit the link to Ron Paul’s facebook page, you’ll see the comment count. Right now there are 2,719.
LOL. The Constitution is the enemy of the state.
The TSA and the Obama government know no laws.
Wow, 2,399 comments in 38 minutes.
The plate in your own head might need degaussing. /s
One wonder why Rand Paul did not know that.
It’s now 2,856!
I believe there is some real truth to your post. They do not have to go through the full body scanners. And they get to b-line to the front. Just like the flight crew. Sort of sucks when you’re next a slew of them come marching up.
Like when they tried to Confiscate the Congressional Medal of Honor from Joe Foss, because an 86 year old American Hero might use it asa weapon.
Rand Paul, Joe Foss, and All of us.
My mother, who was then in her mid 70s, had one of these useless scum - they were traveling in a Pack of at least a dozen - split off and cross a good 7 feet of open aisle to shoulder her aside, just to prove she (TSA Agent) Could: as if to say, “and what are you going to Do about it?”
Close the borders and send the Illegals home so we won’t have any Excuse to keep the TSA on the books!
Their is an Aviation Writer who has spoken out about them vociferously. Everytime he flies now, they bust his chops just short of a cavity search...
De-Unionizing and Privatizing via a contract must be in Newt's Platform IMHO..
At Ron Paul’s facebook page.
Sounds like a stall tactic to me. Sounds like someone got a little more than power happy and they bit off more than they can chew.
If the TSA is saying that now, then they are trying to retreat.
3,000 comments and 4,500 likes in under 1 hour. All in response to 1 twit.
That's probably playing with the exact definition of "detained". Rand Paul might be legally allowed to leave the airport and abandon hopes of ever flying commercial flights again so he isn't officially "detained".
I wonder if Rand tried to pull "I'm a Senator", or if he didn't mention that ahead of time and then let the TSA twist itself into a knot over how can they let him fly without appearing to give him any favoritism. I think the supervisor would love to give him one pat, let him go and hope the whole thing disappears. I believe the Paul family doesn't let go of things like that so easily, especially now that this has hit the public.
The TSA should stick to doing what they do best, creating long lines because they believe they are powerful and stealing money and articles out of your luggage once it leaves your position.
Damaged multiplied because there are so many willing ears.
There's no need for name calling.
TSA the initials of our national prison buddy keepin us safe!
See posts #23 and #26.