TSA, GOP Rep. square off in airport over body scanners | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

TSA, GOP Rep. square off in airport over body scanners

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.

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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!