The Hill: GOP lawmaker: I saw TSA pat down 'little old lady,' child, but not Arab manSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 10:40
The Transportation Security Administration is too worried about "political correctness," according to a Republican lawmaker.
Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said TSA is too politically correct when it chooses which passengers to search at airport security checkpoints.
During a recent trip, Broun said he saw TSA pat down an elderly person and a child, but not a man he himself deemed suspicious.
"I walked through … right behind me there was a grandmother — little old lady, and she was was patted down," Broun said on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal."
"Right behind her was a little kid who was patted down. And then right behind him was a guy in Arabian dress who just walked right through. Why are we patting down grandma and kids?"