Senator Rand Paul refuses airport pat-down
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senator Rand Paul, son of presidential candidate Ron Paul, refused to complete a passenger security screening on Monday after triggering an alarm, officials said.
Paul was escorted out of the airport security area in Nashville, Tennessee, by local authorities after he declined to agree to a physical patdown, the Transportation Security Administration said in a statement.
Paul missed his flight to Washington, but TSA, which handles security screening at U.S. airports, denied claims by the senator’s office that he was detained. Read whole story below….