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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Pat-downs? We don’t need no stinkin’ pat-downs

John Boehner: No pat-downs for speaker-in-waiting (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

No airport pat-down for the incoming House speaker.

On Friday, the GOP‘s John Boehner was guided past the metal detectors and hand inspections given to other passengers on his flight home to Ohio.

Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel said his boss followed procedures set by Capitol Police and the Transportation Security Administration. Steel said the same rules apply to other congressional leaders.

Furor over airline passenger checks has grown with more airports installing full-body digital scanners and TSA adding a more intrusive pat-down for those opting out of the scans.

Boehner, R-Ohio, has pledged to fly commercial airlines back to his home district.

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4 thoughts on “Pat-downs? We don’t need no stinkin’ pat-downs”

  1. The Boston Herald had a story on the TSA and pat downs this Sunday. The most telling comment was by a 60 year old woman who said she did not want to give her name about the experience for fear of “Government retribution.” That is what has happened to us.

  2. His District just had a chance to give this guy the “smackdown” he deserves at the polls, but just like Reid and a host of other crimpols he prevailed and will skate for another two to six years and another etc…. ? / : |

    Carl Nemo **==

  3. And that, folks, is why Washington won’t lift a finger to do any thing about this. As pointed out by Ron Paul on the House floor the other day, the only way for this to change is to make the Hill People endure the same.

    Once again, the Priveleged Class gets a pass.

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