The United States Military puts it all on the line for us every single day. They have made the selfless decision to put themselves in harm’s way for us, yet they return home from war to disrespect?
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are denying claims that they made a marine remove his prosthetic legs at the security checkpoint March 13, in Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport as he was traveling to San Diego, California, according to ABC News.
But according to TSA, the Marine never filed a complaint and after investigating the claims from Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), concluded that the event never happened. According to The Hill:
“After reviewing TSA video (CCTV), interviewing and receiving written statements from all officers involved, we found that the soldier was not asked and did not remove his prosthetic legs,” TSA blogger Bob Burns wrote in a post on the agency’s website.”
But Hunter’s office is not convinced that the eyewitness accounts reported to his office are not credible. The accounts reported to his office infuriated the congressman and he wrote in a letter to TSA:
“After entering the security checkpoint, ‘a TSA officer asked the Marine to stand and walk to an alternate area…. With numerous TSA officers sitting and unwilling to assist, an officer then made him remove his legs, then put them back on, only to advance to a secondary screening location where he was asked again to stand, with extraordinary difficulty, while his wheelchair was examined for explosives,’ Hunter’s letter said. ‘The Marine, whose prosthetics were exposed, was ‘humiliated,’ according to accounts,’ the congressman wrote.”
But, Hunter’s office went even further to say that the reason the Marine has not come forward is due to his active duty status. Hunter’s spokesperson, Joe Kasper, told ABC News that the Marine won’t talk “because his command won’t allow it.”
Wow! These are serious allegations that, according to the report, are not the first of their kind. This is unreasonable and ridiculous, especially after knives were recently approved for travel. Check the video and report from Arizona’s channel 3. What you will see will infuriate you because it is obvious that TSA is wrong, wrong, wrong! Finally, something we can thank a republican for. Great watchdogging Rep. Duncan Hunter.
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