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Rand Paul ‘Detained’ at Airport

In Nashville, after refusing a pat-down:

Paul went through a scanner at the airport and set off an alarm, Bagley said. 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.

More here. I wonder if this is the first time Senator Paul has refused a pat-down, and if there was a conscious attempt here to make a larger point.

UPDATE: More details via Twitter: Paul argued with TSAers that the alarm was “clearly a glitch” and wanted a second full body scan instead of a pat-down. While the incident caused Senator Paul to miss his plane, Fox News’s Chad Pergram reports law enforcement are disputing the claim that Paul was “detained.”


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