TSA Detains Sen. Rand Paul for Attempting to Smuggle Common Sense Aboard DC-Bound Flight

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Sources tell me Rand Paul was detained because the full body scanner caught an image of a book the J-Nap led DHS considers terrorist literature: The Fountainhead.

From the Daily Caller:

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s press secretary Moira Bagley tweeted on Monday that Transportation Security Administration officials were detaining her boss in Nashville, Tenn.

“Just got a call from @senrandpaul,” Bagley tweeted at about 10 a.m. on Monday. “He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.”

Bagley hasn’t immediately responded to The Daily Caller’s request for comment for more details.

Texas Congressman and current Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul – Sen. Rand Paul’s father – placed a post on Facebook about the news as well. “My son Rand is currently being detained by the TSA at the Nashville Airport,” Ron Paul posted. “I’ll share more details as the situation unfolds.”

Ron Paul adds, via Twitter, that the TSA detained his son “for refusing full body pat-down after anomaly in body scanner.”

If it were really the TSA’s mission to protect America from threats, they’d detain Barbara Boxer, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, et al… for a long time.

Author: Doug Powers

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