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Rand Paulís Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville Ends
ABC News ^ | Jan 23, 2012 10:33am | Sunlen Miller

Posted on 01/23/2012 3:06:21 PM PST by Texas Fossil

By Sunlen Miller @sunlenmiller

Rand Paul’s Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville Ends

Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director this morning he was being detained by TSA at the Nashville airport.

The Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley, @moirabagley, tweeted around 10 a.m., ET, “Just got a call from @senrandpaul. He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.”

A TSA spokesman disputed that Paul was ever “detained.” But he was not granted access to the secure area of the airport when he tried to board a flight Monday morning.

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KEYWORDS: nashville; patdown; randpaul; tsa
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TSA says he was not "detained", but he did miss his flight.

The Constitution states clearly that House & Senate members are immune to normal arrest going and coming from Sessions.

Of course the Constitution is not held in high regards by Obozo.

The White House (no statement who spoke) has stated that the TSA was correct to detain Senator Paul.

MY, MY, My if there were ever a rogue agency that needed castrating it is TSA. Along with several others.

1 posted on 01/23/2012 3:06:33 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

I think it was Robert Gibbs who spoke for the White House, according to another source.


2 posted on 01/23/2012 3:08:12 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Texas Fossil

DemonCraps are immune to DUI when in Congress!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/05/04/politics/main1590041.shtml


3 posted on 01/23/2012 3:15:35 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: Texas Fossil
The TSA contends that once you enter the screening area, you must complete the screening. They won't allow you to refuse some aspect of screening, and then return to the non-secured area.

Of course, this is their "policy", which is completely contrary to any law I know about. I've read of people being detained, and "real" law enforcement being called. But, I believe that several people have continued to refuse, and law enforcement ultimately escorted them out -- because the sworn officers know the TSA has no authority to perform a search once it is no longer voluntary.

I suspect this is what happened to Rand Paul.

4 posted on 01/23/2012 3:15:50 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Texas Fossil

the very same TSA who said they never strip searched two old ladies, the same TSA who then admitted they had but they said sorry but never.

That TSA do we mean?


5 posted on 01/23/2012 3:15:53 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc

“That TSA do we mean?”

Butches SS troops!


6 posted on 01/23/2012 3:19:09 PM PST by mongo141
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To: justlurking

What about immunity for normal arrest when on Senate business.

This is being vindictive toward outspoken Senators. Obozo would do that.....

And he has demonstrated his contempt for the Chains of the Constitution.

He thinks he was elected King, and he is not even a Burger King.


7 posted on 01/23/2012 3:22:05 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Cicero

Thanks.

Thought Robert (Baghdad Bob) Gibbs had been replaced, was long gone.


8 posted on 01/23/2012 3:25:50 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

If I remember correctly, the ex-Grand Wizard Klansman in the Senate carried a pocket copy of the Constitution which was used for avoiding speeding tickets.

So, how is the TSA right on this one, Mr _resident?


9 posted on 01/23/2012 3:32:05 PM PST by Dryman (Define Natural Born Citizen)
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To: Texas Fossil

I recently saw (on an FR thread) a pic of Zero picking his nose so he is more like the Booger King, don’t you think?


10 posted on 01/23/2012 3:36:23 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

Yep.


11 posted on 01/23/2012 3:39:43 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

I don’t care if the Constitution says he cannot be arrested to or from attending Congress. He wasn’t arrested. And he’s not above the rest of us when it means getting on public air transportation. But he can do something about it.


12 posted on 01/23/2012 3:40:18 PM PST by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Texas Fossil

disgusting!!!

Gestapo tactics already.


13 posted on 01/23/2012 3:41:18 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Dryman

Yep, that is correct and he was pretty well schooled on the Constitution.

Now that you mention it, I just saw this over on twitter.

RT @TSAgov #TSA Statement: @SenRandPaul was caught at security carrying a pocket Constitution. This is a known handbook for terrorism.

Appropriate?? hee hee hee


14 posted on 01/23/2012 3:42:32 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: theDentist

What is the difference between being “detained” and being “arrested”?


15 posted on 01/23/2012 3:44:27 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

I’m sure one of the questions in tonight’s NBC “debate” will be:

So, Mr. Speaker, what do you think of the White House’s reaction to the TSA having a sitting senator removed from the secure area of the airport by police for refusing to be molested by federal government agents?

BWAHAHAHAHA. As if.


16 posted on 01/23/2012 3:44:55 PM PST by glock rocks (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html)
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To: manc

Speak of the devil... It didn’t take them long to rear their good little Commie prison camp heads again...


17 posted on 01/23/2012 3:48:35 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Texas Fossil

None. He could have left the airport any time he wished.
But he isn’t going to the planes until he gets the once over like the rest of us.


18 posted on 01/23/2012 3:49:37 PM PST by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Texas Fossil

The communist brutes detain a sitting United States senator. Wow.

And so it begins.

I am about to take a 2200 mile drive to pick up my dad and bring him back for a neurological work up in my town, rather than subject him to the unconstitutional search and privacy violation that is US air travel.

I will carry a pistol or two if I want, and a pocket knife, and a diet coke.

Bin Ladin won the war on terror. Now we have terror. In spades.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 3:52:33 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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And he’s not above the rest of us when it means getting on public air transportation.

Actually as a Senator he should be. Imagine - just imagine - holding up a Senator when a contentious vote was in the offing. The Vice President gets to break ties. If a Senator can't be trusted not to blow up an airplane, who can be?

20 posted on 01/23/2012 3:54:40 PM PST by glorgau
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