When you're a libertarian-leaning senator who rode into Washington on a wave of fears about undue oppression at the hands of federal government, things just don't get very much better than this…
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was detained Monday by the Transportation Security Administration in Nashville, Tenn., after refusing a full body pat-down, Politico has confirmed.
"My son @SenRandPaul being detained by TSA for refusing full body pat-down after anomaly in body scanner in Nashville. More details coming," wrote the authenticated Twitter account of presidential candidate Ron Paul. The TSA disputed this characterization of the incident…
After he was first stopped, Paul told The AP in a telephone interview that he asked for another scan after setting the scanner off but refused a pat-down, after which he was "detained" at a small cubicle and missed his flight to Washington.
Well, nobody can ever again question his opposition to government overreach. Or to government underreach, for that matter.
And that's to say nothing of government reacharound.
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