Skip to comments.Once again, TSA proves its idiocy over the ever-confusing Washington, D.C. ID question
Posted on 07/15/2014 1:07:07 PM PDT by PoloSec
ORLANDO, Fla. Its something most of most students learn in elementary school the United States is made up of 50 states and the District of Columbia. But Cox Media Group reporter Justin Gray found out its a lesson that an Orlando agent with the Transportation Safety Administration seems to have missed.
Gray, who lives in Washington, D.C., was flying out of Orlando International Airport when a TSA agent said Grays District of Columbia drivers license wasnt a valid form of identification. Gray said his license is legal and up-to-date, but the TSA agent didnt seem to know what the District of Columbia was when Gray arrived at the security checkpoint over the weekend.
When Gray handed the man his drivers license the agent demanded to see Grays passport. Grays told the agent he wasnt carrying his passport and asked why he needed it.
The agent said he didnt recognize the license.
Gray said he asked the agent if he knew what the District of Columbia is, and after a brief conversation Gray realized the man did not know.
Gray was able to get through security and then stopped to complain to a TSA supervisor.
Critics of the TSA said that what happened to Gray is a sign that the problems at TSA are bigger than just not knowing geography.
They simply have not been either applying or maintaining standards for good personnel, said Douglas Kidd, with the National Association of Airline Passengers.
A TSA spokesman contacted Gray just minutes after he tweeted about the problem. He confirmed that a District of Columbia license is an acceptable form ID.
The spokesman said, Officers are trained to identify fraudulent documents, which can potentially deter and detect individuals attempting to circumvent this layer of security.
It makes you wonder whats going on with their training and their policies, said Kidd.
A TSA spokesman told Gray that all of the TSA agents in Orlando are being shown copies of District of Columbia drivers license.
DC gives licenses to illegals, as does Maryland, so I’ll cut the guy some slack.
This happens a lot to people with Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands or Guam driver licenses.
“DC gives licenses to illegals, as does Maryland, so Ill cut the guy some slack.”
Illegals can fly on their “permiso” they don’t need an ID.
You’d think out of the thousands of licenses they see daily, they’d come across a District of Columbia license once a week or once a month at the least. The incompetence of the people they hire to be thugs at the TSA is mind-numbing.
Hey, if the Obamadork’s fake birth certificates and fake SSN card are OK, well, what the heck?
What a joke this country has become. Driver’s licenses are given to non-citizens, and then allow them to perform all the actions of a citizen, while true citizens are denied job opportunities and taxed to hell.
I once saw a guy arguing with a postal employee at the post office that “ no, New Mexico is not international rate!” The postal person wouldn’t listen and insisted that it was international.
TSA= Too Stupid for Arbys
I just spewed a cold, carbonated, adult beverage through my nose. Thanks for that, and for the new mening of TSA.
Too Stupid for Arby’s