TSA Agent Claims Assault After TX Lawmaker Slaps Him During Airport Groping

Texas Republican Congressman Francisco Canseco slapped a TSA agent on the hand after the security official touched his junk earlier this week. Canseco said he was assaulted during the patdown.
KENS5 reported:

Now the TSA official says he was one who was actually assaulted.
Texas Conservative Republican News reported:

A TSA agent grabbed the genitals of Texas Republican Congressman Canseco at a San Antonio Airport. The Congressman reacted instinctively to protect his private parts and the Congressman pushed down the hand of the TSA agent. Now the TSA agent is crying and saying the Congressman assaulted him. Are you serious? Is this even America? No charges were filed but the TSA agent should be the one getting charged for assault. Touching someone’s genitals does NOTHING to keep airlines secure. There is a limit to what should be given up in order to be safe and these pat downs go too far.

These searches and even the porno body scanners do not protect us anymore than regular metal detectors. These measures only help keep nuisance items off of airlines and it comes at much to high a price. These scanners have had guns go through them undetected for crying out loud. Random pat searches are not even effective. Why did the TSA grab the crotch of this war veteran with shrapnel in his leg? This man fought for your rights and you want to touch his junk in return? And what is the purpose of tormenting this little 4 year old girl and touching her private parts? None of this will stop a terrorist. If someone wants to blow up a plane they are going to do it no matter how many genitals the TSA agents grab. The terrorist will just find a way around it.

The terrorist will likely start using TSA agents as part of their plans. Just this week, TSA agents in Los Angeles were charged with engaging in drug trafficking by allowing drugs to pass through the security checkpoints. Every week it seems like a different TSA agent is getting charged with something. You don’t think a terrorist will eventually find a TSA agent who will go along with the sinister plot for the right price? It is only a matter of time.

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  • SeniorD

    Only a slap?? Any good Texan would use his fists and draw.

  • Robert

    The whole process is just a dog-and-pony show so the politicians can say that they are “protecting the public”. It is a farce and the biggest assault on freedom and dignity in our lifetimes.

  • jim m

    I’ll tell you right now that I would NEVER hire anyone who ever worked for the TSA. That resume goes right in the trash.

  • Granny

    “You don’t think a terrorist will eventually find a TSA agent who will go along with the sinister plot for the right price?”

    Lets see – we’ve had pornographers, thieves, known child molesters as TSA agents . . . and somehow somebody somewhere is fool enough to think that terrorists would actually have to go find a TSA agent to “co-operate.” Heck, all they have to do is get themselves hired . . should be a piece of cake.

  • Lil Obie

    Did anyone have brown skin?
    I sense a “hate crime”.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    Carrying Woody Allen one step further:
    Those who can’t do, teach.
    Those who can’t teach, teach gym.
    Those who can’t teach gym, join the TSA.

  • Jerry C

    Everyone groped should file a law suit against the agent, airport and TSA.

  • chuck in st paul

    The TSA clown has been caught so this is a purely defensive move to take the heat off. Now it’s a he said, he said, but there will be tape of the incident. Of course the tape may have been “accidentally” erased.

    We are so overdue to replace TSA with private contractors.

  • Atlanta Media Guy

    It’s all part of The One’s plan! Just before the election. Get ready folks, you think they’re building these “FEMA” camps for hurricane evacs? Riiiiiight. The terrorists will reign supreme whether O wins or loses. NBP = Islam Arm up, stock up and prepare.

  • ChillytheAlaskan

    Actually the body scanners are worse than metal detectors, and put us in MORE danger to terrorism.

    http://tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/1b-of-nude-body-scanners-made-worthless-by-blog-how-anyone-can-get-anything-past-the-tsas-nude-body-scanners/

    please watch this demonstration.

  • ChillytheAlaskan

    I quit flying right after 9/11 when they wanted to x-ray our cat in its carrying cage, and broke the cuticle blade off my fingernail clippers while leaving me with two sharp pointed ink pens and a very sharp pointed mechanical pencil that could be used as daggers.

    I have only flown once since, when my granddaughter was in the intensive care unit in Salt Lake City, just couldn’t drive there in a reasonable time frame. Not going to pay my money to be treated like crap. I used to love to fly, it was so convenient.

    Get the government out of airline security and leave it to the airlines, who will do a much better job and not alienate their CUSTOMERS… There isn’t much the government does well, and this is just another example of why the government should be strictly limited to the powers noted in the constitution.

    Unfortunately, the government is winning for the terrorists

  • Liz

    These people are criminals. I don’t have any insider information but in the news, besides sexual assault, they run prostitution rings, smuggle dope, and sexually harrass when they feel the urge. Obama and his secret service guys might go for this, but the rest of America and myself need some serious Constitutional protections to be implemented.

  • dba…vagabond trader

    Like H!tlers brown shirts, the worst of street thugs and degenerates employed to keep the citizenry intimidated and in line.

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  • beachlady

    I would love to start a Disband the TSA campaign/website. Anyone know how I can get started?

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  • Gary

    Granny

    Not only that, but look how many of them are foreigners.
    Go though Chicago or some of the other big airport hubs.
    Lots of Russians, Mexicans, and yes Middle Easterners doing these jobs.
    In particular the bag check. That is the most likely way a bomb will get aboard a plane, not on the terrorists person.
    If I remember correctly, the 9-11 guys pulled off the hi-jacking with box cutters, but they claimed to have bombs on the planes. I don’t know if that was ever confirmed, but if so, they could have detonated the bombs via cell phone either just after takeoff or just before landing.

    And I’m sure they could slip somebody enough money to get the bag on board, especially somebody who has no ties or allegiance and can quit his job at the drop of a hat and relocate.

  • Gary

    Also, I think this makes two.
    Rand Paul had some kind of issue a while back.
    They can push us little guys around, but one or two members of Congress and something is going to change.

  • Mannie

    We will touch whatever part of your body we wish, serf. We are the Government. You will address us as Your Lordship, and bow in our presence. Now shut up, and go eat your cake.

  • retire05

    Oh, crap, that TSA agent picked the wrong Congressman to molest. Congressman Canseco is NOT going to let this just go by the wayside.

    My suggestion? That TSA needs to just resign now and hope to hell that Congressman Canseco doesn’t haul his ass in front of a Congressional hearing along with his boss, Nappy Jan.

  • owl

    Yep. Did I hear a Texan just speak up? You go Canseco. Somebody super good with this stuff should send the Congressman the old woman, 95 yr old man, 4 yr old, boy and that little 7 yr old. It has to stop even if we are blown out of the sky.

    Agents with these type of missions will certainly not keep us safe. They do not have enough common sense to pour pi** out of a boot.

  • You notice how much the liberals want everyone to think, THINK that TSA agents are “law enforcement officer’s” which they ARE NOT!! THE TSA ARE NOTHING MORE THAN AIRPORT SECURITY, that’s all they are. They are not law enforcement officers in shape, manner, or form. There many, many police officers who are insulted by the way these glorified security guards are being dressed, touted, and put up to being something that mimic’s a police officer that you have to obey. The flying American public are being exposed to the kind of tyranical tactics that the people of those countries who have Communist Marxist governments who have taken over those countries and can put up these sorts of fraudulant theatrics for the purpose of scaring the people to keep them in line. They dress up some pin head in a fancy uniform so that he looks like some sort of government agent who could ruin your life if you got out of line. It’s all for show.

    I hope that the Dept. of Homeland Security is disbanded, have Napolitano arrested for immigration law violations by doing what Sen. Durbin and Obama told her what to do instead of doing her job, and the TSA disbanded. But I don’t want it stopped there. I want every TSA agent detained to find out what they knew and when did they know it about Obama’s future plans for what they were to become. And I want it done before they are put to the task that I suspect Obama is going to use them for.

    Anyone who would grab some man’s genitals would probably do anything to keep their job. Would that include making arrests of anyone they saw having a church bumper sticker or some conservative sign on their vehicle or something against Obama or the Democrats or liberals or Commuinists like we found out by that document that the DHS supposedly “leaked” onto the internet. I got a copy of it and it looks like a manifesto to me of what Obama was talking about having a “Civilian Police Force” that is as well trained, well paid, that could be used to protect American’s”. I think it’s not the TSA that we should fear touching our private parts but the CPF!

    STOP FLYING!! STOP FLYING!! Send a message to Obama that we are not going to take any of his Nazi style abuse of us and using perverts to do that job. Anyone who would grab a Congressman’s penis is a pervert, and has no regard for American’s security or anything else for that matter, except getting their jollies off.

  • sarge

    Do They (We Tax Payers) hire these TSA Screeners from a National Sex Offender Registry ? Security is One thing but this farce of Street Theater is costing Us dearly, in self esteem, freedom and the threat of an an actual Terrorist breezing thru the TSA Checks because they Do NOT Profile but seem to Target Seniors and Young Children as Victims

  • Back in the late 70’s there was a craze going on that was called “Survivalists”, the survivalist craze. These people were believers that the government was about to take over the country and we all had to prepare to go to war with the government. They believed that the government was going to bring in foreign troops, possibly NATO troops or U.N. soldiers from foreign countries to help our government collect all of those who resist going to the concentration camps, or would resist having their guns taken away from them. These survivalists had plans that came from books like the “Anarchist Cookbook” where there were lists of things a person needed to be able to survive the oncoming dissaster the government was about to lay on all American’s. There were lists of supplies, places to hide weapons and ammo, food you had to have on hand, water or how to find water, and how to hide water and all the other stuff you needed to have ready in the event you found foreign looking military trucks rolling through your neighborhood one day, like fist aid equipment to treat gun shot wounds you or your group may get fighting with government troops who’ve come to take you away, etc., etc..

    The TSA and the DHS could become this threat if allowed to go to far in it’s developement.
    Why else would the DHS need 450 million rounds of .40 cal. bullets? And 50 million rounds of .223 (which is not correct because a M-16 fires the NATO round which is 5.56mm, not .223. .223 is the civilian version of the 5.56mm and is a slightly different round. The .223 will go into a weapon that fires a 5.56mm, but a 5.56mm won’t fit quiet as it should in a weapon that fires a .223. See, the smaller will fit in the larger chamber, but the larger won’t fit in the smaller chamber. But the point is what the hell does a Dept. that has no military contingent attached to it, or any kind of enforcement element to do what the DHS would need to do at any time, need 450 million bullets for? And who is it that will get these bullets since no TSA agent is allowed to carry a firearm? Where are those bullets going? And the .223’s, who is getting them? The DHS may be over or is the more or less over all the law enforcement agencies, and from what I’ve been able to glean, they could call on the National Guard to be used to protect……..who? Us? The government? Wall Street? Who? Who would it be that couldn’t protect us and would know what to do and already has policy and laws that allows them to come to our aid in case something happens that we need protecting from, anyway. So what the hell does the DHS have to do with protecting us when we already had all that in place before the DHS was formed???

    I think the Survivalists have arisen again in the form of the “Preper’s”! Isn’t what they are showing on the Learning channel, people who believe that the world is going to go crazy on Dec. 21, 2012, and that they are going to be prepared for the riots and crazed people running down the streets screaming from fear and histaria? Don’t you think that if some of that happens that there wouldn’t be enough military left to be able to be deployed all around the country and the government would need additional “troops” from somewhere to augment the military in “controling” the public?? Enter the TSA!!!!

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  • Bill Fisher

    This was blatant and inexcusable retaliation for Canseco’s earlier complaint. They are clearly trying to intimidate and harass him for his participation in introducing the STRIP Act which is interference with a legislator and is illegal.

    This screener and the local TSA Manager should be fired and prosecuted for assault.

    Just this week they’ve molested three children, a ten year old with a diabetes pump, a four year old who hugged her grandma, molested a seven year old with cerebral palsy twice and sexually assaulted a Congressman and four TSA screeners were arrested for smuggling drugs through LAX.

    This just demonstrates how stupid and sick the whole TSA approach is and why it needs to be overhauled. TSA has done more damage to our liberty, way of life and morality than Al Qaeda could have ever hoped to do.

    It’s long past time to replace this agency with a sensible and effective system and prosecute those responsible for this travesty.

  • rockyfort

    If you don’t let the Terrorists…er….TSA agents touch your junk, then the terrorists win!

  • Ryan Santos

    We had a Chance to eliminate this problem, during the last congressional session, But, Chicken Little Dewhurts, didn’t have the Guts to Follow Thru. Remember this during the Primary when you vote..Blessed Be. Ryan Santos, American.

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  • Patty

    Romans 12:19 (King James Version)

    Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_is_'Vengeance_is_mine_sayeth_the_Lord'_in_the_Bible#ixzz1tCopZGAO

    It is like a little payback of sorts. For the TSA hustlers who check out crutches of a disabled girl, I see what could happen if the crutches had an explosive device but still, the family missed their flight, this is for all of you. The old lady in a wheelchair, this is for you. And the baby being strip search, for you, too.

  • just-saying

    Sick. Romney should eliminate TSA, HSA, EPA, Dept of Energy, and Dept. of Education on his first day. So, unemployment will be up for January 2013. After that, it will continually decline.
    .

  • Thomas

    Socialist Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine was given a private jet by her billionaire husband Donald Sussman so she doesn’t have to go through the indignities the rest of us great unwashed have to go through. Not for nothing, but these Socialists seem to do alright for themselves while telling US to reduce our ‘carbon footprint”. Oh yeah, she’s bulding a second mansion in the Virgin Islands!

  • Jim

    He’s lucky it was only a slap on his hand and not a punch in the mouth…

  • William Fuller

    I hate to say it, but most Americans are to timid to make a stand against the tyranny that is rampant in this country today. Hopefully our current overlords will be ousted in November and we won’t have to depend on these people if a more ‘hands-on’ method is required to save our republic.

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  • Ancient Mariner

    Please contact your congressman and senators – ask that they withhold funding for TSA until the agency respects the Constitution and the traveling public. Specifically:

    1. Remove and destroy all imaging machines that potentially can “see” under our clothing.
    2. End all invasive patdowns that involve touching genitalia unless there is probable cause to believe that the individual has committed a crime.
    3. Cease immediately harassment of people who assert their constitutional rights during airport screening.

    Our lawmakers need to hear from us. This is not a conservative or a liberal issue – it’s an American issue. Thank you.