Airport security should be your biggest concern

I don't know about you, but when I am about ready to go to the airport, I make sure everything is 100% covered. That I comply with all the rules and leave nothing suspicious for anyone to raise an eyebrow over. I also triple-check that nothing in my bag will set off any alarms or anything like that. Finally, If a TSA agent asks me to hop on one foot while reciting the alphabet backward, I will gladly do so.

Just last Monday Rep. Jeff Hoverson, R-Minot had an unfortunate incident at the airport

According to KFYR TV "A North Dakota lawmaker was barred from boarding a flight at Minot International Airport Monday, following an incident with a TSA agent" The matter that resulted in Hoverson and his wife getting removed from the Allegiant flight was over a pat-down of his hoodie. When you are asked to be patted down it is obviously part of airport security and Hoverson made a mistake by moving the agent's hand away, which of course can send out a mixed signal.

All parties overreacted

The TSA said the police were called after the passenger objected to the pat-down. KFYR TV reported that "Hoverson said he thinks all parties overreacted to the situation, including himself. He declined to comment on if Minot Police investigators have reached out to him"

It's easy to point your finger at who was in the wrong

You can make up your opinion on who was at fault during this incident. I will always side with TSA, they have a tremendous amount of responsibility for keeping us safe.


 

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