A Republican congressman who recently had an unpleasant run-in with the Transportation Security Administration in a Utah airport is denying allegations that he acted out over being ushered into a line for a full body scanning machine.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), a longtime opponent of the security technology which effectively performs a strip search on its subjects, told a Salt Lake City NBC affiliate that a TSA agent claimed to know “exactly” who he is, causing the congressman to wonder if the whole incident was direct harassment.
“They did not make it optional; and when I told them I didn’t want to do it, they started treating me as though I was some sort of criminal or something, giving me the third degree,” he told KSL NBC 5.
For this congressional representative, being treated like the rest of us are when we have to fly is completely unacceptable!
Welcome to our world, Congressman Chaffetz!