Presidential candidate Ron Paul and his son, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, have been very vocal critics of the Transportation Security Administration. And it doesn’t look like the two will be thinking any more highly of the TSA as, according to the elder Paul pol, Rand was detained by the TSA this morning after refusing to submit to a pat-down.
“My son @SenRandPaul being detained by TSA for refusing full body pat-down after anomaly in body scanner in Nashville. More details coming,” Ron Tweeted this morning.
But the TSA is saying that the Presidential candidate isn’t painting a full picture of the incident. A rep for the agency tells the NY Daily News that Paul the Younger was not detained but was escorted from the checkpoint by local police.
“Passengers who refuse to complete the screening process cannot be granted access to the secure area in order to ensure the safety of others traveling.” the rep tells the News.
Rand was eventually booked onto a different flight and successfully passed through the security checkpoint.