Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) says she got the full-body treatment during a trip through the airport screeners Monday:
Today in my airport screening, test on my hands was positive. Got private, more aggressive pat down. OMG. #veryuncomfortable
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) March 11, 2013
It’s not the first time that McCaskill has complained about aggressive Transportation Security Administration methods. She also took them on at a 2011 hearing.
“When you have the traveling public tell you these pat-downs are unacceptable, they are not exaggerating,” McCaskill told TSA chief John Pistole.
McCaskill also in 2010 embraced the idea of full-body scanners as an alternative to pat-downs.
“I’m wildly excited that I can walk through a machine instead of getting my dose of love pats,” she said.