This past Friday, Speaker Joe Strauss of Texas called the anti-groping TSA legislation a “publicity stunt”, even though it has passed unanimously through every committee that has heard it, even though it was passed unanimously in the Texas house during the main session of 2011, even though there is overwhelming public support for the bill, and even though it has been recommended by the governor for the special session.
In other news, the TSA recently requested that a 95-year-old passenger – who was in a wheelchair and in a terminal stage of leukemia – to remove her adult diaper, for a pat-down.
I have a different theory.
Speaker Strauss is performing his own “publicity stunt” by trying to discredit this legislation. Clearly, the TSA is out of bounds for civilized conduct. Shame on you, Mr. Speaker.