‘OMG’: Sen. Claire McCaskill tweets about ‘aggressive’ airport pat down

by Kristen A. Lee, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  |  published on March 14, 2013

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted her reaction to an “aggressive” airport pat down on Monday: “OMG.”

“Today in my airport screening, test on my hands was positive. Got private, more aggressive pat down. OMG. #veryuncomfortable.”

It wasn’t the first time the Democratic senator has complained airport security screenings can be too intrusive.

“I try to avoid a pat-down at all costs,” McCaskill told TSA Administrator John Pistole during a 2011 Senate hearing, according to The Hill. “There are many times women put their hands on me in a way that if it was your daughter or your sister or your wife, you would be upset.”

Later Monday, McCaskill posted a follow-up tweet explaining that she’s often frisked because of a metal knee and isn’t demanding special treatment.

“I have pat downs constantly, I have a metal knee,” she wrote. “There aren’t/shouldn’t be special rules for Congress. I should be treated like anyone else.”

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