Paul’s office confirmed he set off an airport security full-body scanner “on a glitch,” according to a spokesman.This is yet another example of the absurdity of the whole airport screening process.Instead of looking for terrorist.our government is more interested in harassing people and exerting its own power,whether it violates the Constitution or not.
The Paul staffer said TSA agents would not let Paul walk back through the body scanner and were demanding a full body pat-down.
The Paul spokesman said his office called TSA administrator John Pistole about the incident this morning.
The U.S. Constitution actually protects federal lawmakers from detention while they’re on the way to the Capital.
“The Senators and Representatives…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….” according to Article I, Section 6.
The Senate is back in session today at 2 p.m., with votes scheduled at 4:30 p.m. It is not clear if Paul will make it to Washington by 4:30 p.m. on his new flight.
Monday, January 23, 2012
TSA 'Detains' Sen. Rand Paul And Violates The Constitution