Sen. Claire McCaskill on TSA pat-down: ‘OMG’

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) says she got the full-body treatment during a trip through the airport screeners Monday:

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.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Politics

politics

post-politics

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Aaron Blake · March 11, 2013

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.