posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:34 AM
Is CNN doing more bad reporting? Or flatout lying?
"CNN) -- Authorities blocked U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at the Nashville airport Monday after the Kentucky Republican refused a pat-down at a security
checkpoint, his spokeswoman said.
Paul went through a scanner at the airport and set off an alarm, said his spokeswoman, Moira Bagley. He wanted to go through the body scan again
instead of getting a pat-down, but officers of the Transportation Security Administration refused, Bagley said.
"When an irregularity is found during the TSA screening process, it must be resolved prior to allowing a passenger to proceed to the secure area of
the airport," TSA spokesman Greg Soule said. "Passengers who refuse to complete the screening process cannot be granted access to the secure area in
order to ensure the safety of others traveling."
A TSA official said Paul was "not detained" and left the checkpoint willingly. The official was not authorized to speak for attribution.
Paul, one of the most conservative members of the Senate, is an outspoken critic of what he characterizes as an overly obtrusive federal government
threatening to strip citizens of various rights and civil liberties.
He is the son of Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.
CNN's Alan Silverleib and Mike Ahlers contributed to this report."
They're saying "not detained" and "left willingly". Hmmm......and the plot thickens?