Ron Paul Takes Aim at TSA, Vows to Eliminate It
With his son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., involved in an incident with the Transportation Security Administration at an airport on Monday morning, Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas came out swinging at that federal agency.
“The police state in this country is growing out of control. One of the ultimate embodiments of this is the TSA that gropes and grabs our children, our seniors, and our loved ones and neighbors with disabilities. The TSA does all of this while doing nothing to keep us safe,” Paul said in a statement on Monday.
“That is why my ‘Plan to Restore America,’ in addition to cutting $1 trillion in federal spending in one year, eliminates the TSA,” Paul added. “We must restore the freedom and respect for liberty that once made America the greatest nation in human history. I am deeply committed to doing that as president of the United States.”