Congressman launches bill, suggests searches would cease if Obama, top officials had them
By Joe Kovacs
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
With a week to go until the Thanksgiving travel peak and Americans’ anger continuing to rise over heightened airport-security measures, a U.S. congressman launched legislation today to end what he calls Soviet-style searches by the American government.
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, introduced the Air Traveler Dignity Act to protect Americans from physical and emotional abuse by federal Transportation Security Administration employees conducting screenings at the nation’s airports.
“Something has to be done,” Paul said. “Everybody’s fed up. The people are fed up. The pilots are fed up. I’m fed up.”
“We have seen the videos of terrified children being grabbed and probed by airport screeners. We have read the stories of Americans being subjected to humiliating body imaging machines and/or forced to have the most intimate parts of their bodies poked and fondled,” he added.
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