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GOP lawmaker: I saw TSA pat down ‘little old lady,’ child, but not Arab man
By Keith Laing, The Hill – 05/25/11 12:33 PM ET

The Transportation Security Administration is too worried about “political correctness,” according to a Republican lawmaker.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said TSA is too politically correct when it chooses which passengers to search at airport security checkpoints.

During a recent trip, Broun said he saw TSA pat down an elderly person and a child, but not a man he that deemed suspicious.

“I walked through … right behind me there was a grandmother — little old lady, and she was was patted down,” Broun said on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”

“Right behind her was a little kid who was patted down. And then right behind him was a guy in Arabian dress who just walked right through. Why are we patting down grandma and kids?”

Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) talked about current threats to the U.S. as al-Qaeda regroups after the killing of Osama bin Laden. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the end of the program.


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