Last week, Senator Rand Paul was detained by the TSA and subjected to a pat-down. The White House disputed this chain of events, but the senator stood by it. Ron Paul stuck up for his son in the coming days, and on CNN’s State of the Union, Paul went down a list of problems he has with the TSA and why it should be abolished. Candy Crowley asked Paul what he would put in the place of the TSA. Paul answered that it could easily be handled by the private sector, and insisted the government has no place being involved in it.
Paul did not specifically refer to the incident involving his son, but did go off on how the TSA only gives people the illusion of security as opposed to actually providing it.
“Searches and prodding and poking with no permission, and they trap us into it, there’s no way you can travel if you don’t do it. So I’ve said when you look at some of these pictures of probing groin areas and breast areas, and old women having to take their clothes off, if we as a people are so complacent that we can look at that and say, ‘Oh, that’s okay, they’re making us safe.’ It doesn’t make us safe.”
Watch the video below, courtesy of CNN:
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