January 23, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a 7 a.m. PST posting, an aide for Senator Rand Paul tweeted, "Just got a call from @senrandpaul. He's currently being detained by TSA in Nashville" [source, http://twitter.com/#!/moirabagley/status/161463071724945408]
Paul has been a particularly vociferous critic of the Transportation Safety Administration's airport security policies, hence the fear expressed by some that this might be some form of retaliation by Janet Napolitano's incompetent bureaucracy.
According to a posting on the ABC news website [see, http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71818.html] and others, there was an apparent malfunction in the scanner through which the Senator was being processed thus prompting a call for a full body pat down.
The matter is apparently unresolved as we go to press and the standoff continues to the best of our knowledge.
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