Rand Paul was detained by the TSA this morning on what he believes was a random pat down, which he refused. He said he walked through the scanner and it beeped, but then after the whole ordeal was over he went back through the scanner again and nothing. He says that it’s an indignity to have to go through this and that these screenings aren’t making us any safer:
To this day I’m not sure why a single GOP candidate hasn’t even mentioned these airport screenings as part of their platform. This incident underscores the absurdity of the system and how it doesn’t keep us safe. It’s a politically correct solution that doesn’t really address the problem.
And I’m sorry, but when an elected official doesn’t even get the benefit of walking back through the scanner to check again, you know that the system has broken down.