The Transportation Security Administration has set a very dangerous precedent:
The Transportation Security Administration has cleared Senator David Vitter (R-LA) of wrongdoing in his reported airport rage incident.To be exact, it was determined that Vitter did not pose a security threat. He did open the door to his plane’s gate, which he should not have done after it had been shut, but he didn’t go further after the alarm went off.
The TSA’s statement: “TSA worked with local partners to review the incident and determined the actions of the individual did not pose a security threat. The individual caused a door to alarm but did not proceed into a restricted area.”
The TSA has just declared that it is totally cool and perfectly legal for you to go around airports opening doors to restricted areas and setting off alarms as long as you do not “proceed into a restricted area.” (Or does this only apply to Republican Senators who are in a hurry and don’t want to be treated like us common lowlifes.) Anybody else think that the TSA’s decision sets a horribly dangerous precedent?
One thing that is clear is that Hookerlover David Vitter is exceptional at committing potentially or clearly illegal acts and getting away with it clean as a whistle.
Here’s Vitter’s rap sheet so far:
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