AUSTIN – Your next flight out of a Texas airport would be dramatically less personal if freshman State Representative David Simpson gets his way.
“There’s no federal statute requiring that they grope our private parts as a condition of travel,” said Simpson, R-Longview.
He says he’s heard from dozens of constituents who have been subject to invasive pat-downs after refusing to go through screening devices which can see through clothes.
“The scanners strip people virtually naked, and they’re treating your refusal to be irradiated — seen naked — as a reasonable suspicion. That’s wrong,” Simpson said.
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