Senator Rand Paul Blocked at Airport By TSA

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Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, son of presidential candidate Ron Paul was blocked at Nashville airport after refusing a TSA patdown. Paul said the incident occurred when he walked through a sensor and an alarm was set off by his knee. “the senator said he has no screws or medical hardware around the joint,”

Paul refused the TSA’s demand for a patdown and offered to walk through the scanner again. He missed his flight to Washington after being detained at a small cubicle. TSA officials say Paul was escorted out of the screening area by local law enforcement.

Rand Paul caught a later flight after a different screening.

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