If you're travelling for Thanksgiving and you dread the TSA's "enhanced patdowns," this may not be the story for you.
TSA security screenings are under renewed fire after a 17-year-old girl's breasts were exposed during a routine patdown. Unluckily for the TSA, the girl happens to be the grand-niece of Texas Congressman Ralph Hall, who has launched a federal probe into the incident.
The patdown took place two years ago, but newly-released CCTV footage supporting the young woman's story has prompted Rep. Hall to take renewed action, according to WSBTV.
Hall wants the agent fired, and he's backed up by Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who has called on the TSA to investigate "potentially invasive screenings" at Hartsfield-Jackson airport, where the incident took place.
The TSA has already conducted their own investigation, apologized, and given the agent in question more training. They've admitted that "during the pat-down of her stomach area" the girl's dress was inadvertently pulled down and her breasts were uncovered.
In the past three years the TSA has received over 17,000 complaints about the "enhanced patdowns."
Via the Daily Mail and WSBTV.
Posted Nov 22, 12:30pm PST.