Claire McCaskill Got Groped At The Airport
Because there's real reason to believe that United States Senators, like every single one of the rest of us, could be al Qaeda terrorists. (I could also be a purple gorilla, but since there's little evidence of that, should I be searched just to be sure at the airport?)
Today in my airport screening, test on my hands was positive. Got private, more aggressive pat down. OMG. #veryuncomfortable
My tweets to McCaskill:
@amyalkon .@clairecmc Do you understand how idiotic & wasteful it is to treat every citizen as plausible suspect, sans probable cause? #TSA
.@clairecmc TSA worker's lawyer demanded $500K of citizen using her 1st Amen right to complain about violation of 4th http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110906/11065015824/tsa-agent-threatens-woman-with-defamation-demands-500k-calling-intrusive-search-rape.shtml
As I keep saying, it is wildly wasteful and ludicrous -- and damaging to the preservation of our constitutional rights -- to treat every person who wants to board a plane as a probable suspect for terrorism, and violate their bodies and civil liberties.
Our elected representatives have sat blithely by as the rest of us have been violated daily at airports around this country. Maybe McCaskill's getting her hoohoo groped will compel her, at least, to awaken from her long coma.