Saturday, February 9, 2013

Rand Paul launches new attack on TSA

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is going head to head with the TSA. He has introduced bills to privatize the agency and establish a passenger bill of rights. Senator Paul has had numerous issues with the TSA over the years. The most infamous instance was in Tennessee last year, where the Senator was detained at a checkpoint after refusing to submit to a patdown. He consequently missed his guest speaker appearance at the March for Life. One of the two bills would require airports to hire private companies of their own choosing to conduct security screenings. The other would provide travelers with a number of protections from procedures like invasive searches. So how likely are these bills to pass and what will they really change? Baruch Feigenbaum, a Transportation Policy Analyst for the Reason Foundation, joins us to break it down.

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