Skip to comments.TSA chief will be a 'no show' at congressional hearing ( jurisdiction over TSA )
Posted on 11/29/2012 7:38:37 AM PST by george76
A congressional hearing Thursday on aviation security will be missing its chief witness, who declined to testify. Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole had been asked to appear before the Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on aviation on the impact of his agency's policies on passengers and the airline industry.
But Pistole said he had no plans to attend, arguing the panel has no jurisdiction over TSA matters.
TSA regularly chooses to not even respond to simple requests for information
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Life in a dictatorship is different I guess.
And some people wonder why the TSA is so arrogant ...
Cease Congressional funding now ?
Are they soon going to take an oath of loyalty to
Most transparent administration ever.
I think we’ve found an agency to de-fund to close the budget gap. I imagine Mr. Pisstole would be able to find his way to Capitol Hill if that were suggested.
What colossal arrogance !
They demonstrate it over and over. The sheeple either don’t see it or don’t care. I would fire that bunch so quick it wouldn’t be funny.
IF PUBs had any guts at all, they would send the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House and arrest this POS.
But that would be in the alternate universe we had.
The GOP hasn’t even called Susan Rice to testify.
They just want to move on to screwing us with the Grandest Bargain of All. So what if a few Americans died. So what if the
TSA is infringing on our rights. The GOP has more important
things to do like Amnesty and the Grandest Bargain of All.
The GOP is completely leaderless.
No, it's not.....Nancy Pelosi is doing a fine job.............
Ho hum...the new normal. Keep those EBT cards fully charged.
There is no accountability if no one in “authority” makes anyone have any accountability. Spineless congress repubs...feckless and spineless.
Reagan would have fired this arrogant jerk
Reagan would have fired this arrogant jerk
The House should vote to defund the TSA
Drag him in by his heels.
People - as outrageous as some TSA behavior is, this action does not fall into that category. Please expend your energy in more fruitful ways.
That's more accurate
The House should subpoena this arrogant twerp, and then order him to answer questions while standing inside the nudie scanner for all to see.
On the frequent flyer web site, Flyer Talk, the air travellers there refer to this dude as “Pissy.”
Cut their ******* money.
Defund TSA. Then we’ll see if the congress has jurisdiction over TSA.
Time for the house to stop passing continuing resolutions letting the government spend money.
....he has given up, why?..because he "wants to cross over the isle?....
...."we are just 1/2 if 1/3 of the govt...what can we do?"....he says...
...Maybe he could just say *NO* to any more spending by the regime....so what if the R's are blamed for shutting down the govt, they are blamed for everything now, WTF would change?
Umm.. Doesn’t the House have “jurisdiction” over how much taxpayer money the scumbag TSA gets?
The Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms are NEVER going to cut the Republicans any slack, EVER. Yet the quislings keep trying to gain their favor by "compromising", ie., caving. Screw it. Just stand on conservative principles and let the chips fall where they may. Then, at least you don't disgust and drive away your base. At the same time you might at least gain a little respect from the Democrat moocher base (in case you care about getting respect from the Democrat moocher base).
“TSA is part of DHS, and therefore falls under a different congressional committee.”
Doesn’t matter. The House has the right to call witnesses, especially federal employees.
But Pistole said he had no plans to attend, arguing the panel has no jurisdiction over TSA matters. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
WHo is surprised at this? The TSA is a fascist off shoot of the Obama fascist movement. It eventually will combine with FEMA to field a civilian force of domestic police or what we know from history as “brown shirts.”
The 47+%, growing stronger by the day, are sitting there like a big pile of dog poop which the R's must step in every day.
As long as these people are there in the numbers that they appear to be...AND their votes count just as much as any of the most "productive" amongst us..anybody with an R beside their name will not have a chance of winning in a Federal election.
...you watch...in '14 ALL of the federal govt will revert back to D..and "we" will be dead for 100 years....
...it is so sad....the "old" USA, I knew her well...