Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Clyburn Wants Special Treatment by TSA

Rep Clyburn thinks he's special.

“I really believe that that is the place where we feel the most ill at ease, is going through airports,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who serves as assistant minority leader in the House, said on "Fox News Sunday."

Clyburn called for the Transportation Security Administration, which administers airport security checkpoints, to interact “a little better” with the Capitol Hill Police.

“We’ve had some incidents where TSA authorities think that congresspeople should be treated like everybody else,” he said. “Well, the fact of the matter is, we are held to a higher standard in so many other areas, and I think we need to take a hard look at exactly how the TSA interact with members of Congress.”

Clyburn has served in the House of Representatives since 1993. Maybe he is an example of those who become a bit too arrogant as the years pass. Actually, I think we would all like TSA to interact a little better with us as we travel through airports. And, yes, Rep Clyburn, you are just like everyone else. Our public servants, paid by our tax monies, are held to a higher standard because they serve at our pleasure. Representing thousands of people in Congress calls for a higher standard on the job.

Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers was more practical and humble. “I’m concerned about putting up more walls between myself and the people that I represent,” she said on Fox. “I want to make sure that we’re looking at it, that we’re making an appropriate response, that we as members are being smart in our interactions.”

Liberals will try to squeeze out more taxpayer money for their own office budgets - in the name of security.

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