Obama White House Defends TSA For Detaining US Republican Senator at Airport

The Obama Administration defended TSA today for detaining Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) at the Nashville airport this morning. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney “I think it is absolutely essential that we take necessary actions to ensure that air travel is safe.”

Keeping America safe… By detaining Republican Senators?

The Hill reported:

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that he didn’t have any reaction to Paul’s comment about “police state.”

But Carney sided with the TSA saying, “I think it is absolutely essential that we take necessary actions to ensure that air travel is safe.”

Rep. Paul, who is one of four remaining Republican candidates for president, disagreed Monday afternoon. Paul said after he confirmed the incident involving Sen. Paul on his Twitter page that it showed why the TSA should be eliminated.

“The police state in this country is growing out of control,” the elder Paul said in a statement released by his presidential campaign.

Ron Paul also reacted to his son’s detention today by the TSA. The Texas Congressman said the “police state” is growing out of control.

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