Skip to comments.Rand Paul in Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville
Posted on 01/23/2012 8:18:01 AM PST by Kartographer
Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director this morning he was being detained by TSA in Nashville. @moirabagley, the Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley tweeted around 10 a.m., ET, Just got a call from @senrandpaul. Hes currently being detained by TSA in Nashville. A spokesman for TSA said the agency was looking into the matter but could not immediately comment. Paul apparently set off an airport security full-body scanner, on a glitch, a spokesman in Pauls office told ABC News. The Paul staffer said TSA agents would not let Paul walk back through the body scanner and were demanding, according to the staffer, a full body pat-down.
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I like Rand. I hate the TSA. It’s hard not to make a thoughtful comment without knowing more.
If only Rand could hijack the entire TSA and put them on the southern border....
I never, ever, allow them to use the full body scanner. I’ve been patted down dozens of times and even failed one and they had to do the “private room” thing. Apparently my trip to the feed store to pay my monthly storage bill had set it off.
I did apologize to the guy doing the patting for the wood.
"The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. 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."
Maybe this is event that will finally bring sanity.
Doin' the TSA Tango is almost as good as a lap dance?
“DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!?”
That was Rick Perry’s line to the DPS officer a few years ago.
ROFLMAO. Maybe they’ll make a wand that detects wood.
Whoa! TSA bit it big time.
The TSA were unimpressed with my “position” in the FBS as my arthritic fingers cramped into positions they disapproved of.
I travel a bit, went through a full body scanner and the glitch hit me. The panel the guard can see, will show where the ‘glitch’ is. There is a stick figure broken into zones. The zones are head, torso, right shoulder/arm, left shoulder/arm, waist to thigh, left thigh, right thigh, left knee to foot, and right knee to foot.
These zones are mirrored again on the back of the stick figure.
Apparently my ‘glitch’ was on my front right thigh - the agent was professional, touched me with his fingers spread, and made a single sweep from my front pocket down to my knee - took all of 3 seconds and I was out of there. If you want to make a scene; I guess you can make a scene - and be detained by the TSA.
“I was chust followink orders”.
This would happen to any of us who refuse the patdown. I am glad that Paul did what I would want to do if I ever decide to fly again...which won’t be before the next election...hopefully things will change. It’s all a bunch of bullcrap and solves nothing.
Its obvious Paul poses a significant hijack or terrorism threat. Carry on, TSA.
Why should he get special treatment?
A sitting US Senator....really? The TSA has lost it....
The US Constitution (as pointed out above)?
Why do we all get special treatment?
See post #5.
Personally, I think every senator and representative should get the 'fully treatment' every single time they fly. Bet things would change a bit.
I was thinking the same thing. The TSA picked the right/wrong person to detain.
These days we're ALL "Special".
> Its hard not to make a thoughtful comment without knowing more
You’re no fun :)
Yes, I am also impressed when fascism is implemented “professionally”.
Maybe if the TSA plays grab azz with enough congressmen and senators they will wise up and get rid of TSA. I hope Rand Paul makes a major stink out of it.
You really didn’t think that comment through all the way did you...
Maybe you haven’t been keeping up with current events. You are aware that there are a few thousand Muslims that want to kill us, aren’t you? And that these same fanatics have used bombs in the past to effect these murders .... they have no problem with killing innocent, unarmed civilians, in fact these are the very targets they focus on.
How would you propose we stop them?
Yes, Obama Facism is at work doing his “dictator” bidding!!! Folks, there is more Obama Facism that will come to all of us, courtesey of Herr Obama and Frau, Michelle!!!
Mini-Me, or Dr. Evil.
Former Senator Larry Craig now spends all of his time in airports at the TSA checkpoint instead of the airport restrooms.
When Larry goes through the checkpoint, he says “Give me the works, in fact make it a double.”
There are many first hand accounts of elderly women and children being molested by TSA employees while muslims in headgear and nightgowns breeze right on through without even a second look.
I hope they are patting down senators. I don’t trust any of them, and if I have to do go through it, so do they.
The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their
Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the
United States. 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.
I was not aware he was traveling to congress. However, it still raises a question in my mind of his view on security. It seems he would be glad to endanger others by claiming an exemption to normal security steps.
I propose rule 308.
He didn’t ask for an exception; he asked to go through the scanner again instead of getting his johnson felt up by one of the TSA pedos. Wouldn’t you?
Ron Paul’s facebook page (never thought I’d go there) stated Rand refused a full body pat-down. I think there’s going to be a big stink and it’s going to stick to Zero.
TSA has blown it.
They haven’t caught one terrorist, yet they molest children, grandmothers and disabled veterans.
The TSA is Obama’s thug army, and they just stepped in a hornet’s nest.
Surrender our liberty?
I am surprised at those on FR who think that the “security theater” in airports has anything to do with security. The TSA was a Bush payoff to the Ds (more useless unionized government workers) in exchange for support for a wonderful new government bureaucracy, DHS.
TSA is ineffective, and that has been shown repeatedly. It is ineffective because it was intended to be a sinecure for union members and because it has always been run by people more concerned with “offending” Mohammedans” than keeping anyone safe.
You stop Mohammedan terrorists by: 1. profiling - The Israelis have done this effectively and relatively unobtrusively for decades, 2. arming pilots, 3. tightening immigration standards and reducing or eliminating the flow of immigrant Mohammedans, 4. deporting foreign Mohammedans whose visas have expired, 5. surveilling mosques, and 6. shutting down Mohammedan organizations such as CAIR that are linked to terrorist organizations.
You don’t make anyone secure by having low IQ union goons feeling up grandmothers and children in airports.
Good for Rand.
He is consistent in opposing big federal government tyranny, whether it be the unPatriot Act or other Big Brother legislation.
If this report about the TSA holding him is correct, I hope it turns into a major incident that will change how Janet Incompetano’s jackbooted thugs treat American citizens.
The TSA is an anomaly.