January 26, 2014 4:28 am -

Georgia Congressman Paul Broun, running for the Senate seat of the retiring Saxby Chambliss, couldn’t believe they didn’t pat down a man ‘in Eastern dress’ while stopping other travelers.

You go through TSA. Does anybody not go through airports? Hold up your hand if you don’t because I don’t want to embarrass anyone but we’re patting down grandma and little children,” Broun said Wednesday. The remarks were flagged by Buzzfeed on Friday

“Let me tell y’all a story. I went through the screening of an airport not too long ago and right in front of me there was an elderly lady,” Boun continued. “TSA pulled her off to the side and patted her down. And then right behind her was a little kid and he got pulled to the side. I went through and right behind me was somebody dressed in eastern dress —man, single guy, traveling by himself. That’s typically [described] as middle eastern and he went right through.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.