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    Congressman gets pulled aside for extra TSA screening, hilarity ensues

    WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. Peter DeFazio met with officials from the Transportation Security Administration Tuesday after the Oregon lawmaker complained he was singled out for special security screening at Portland International Airport.
    Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, reported that the 12-term Democrat lost his temper and denounced the security as "stupid" on Monday.
    DeFazio told The Associated Press he was unhappy about being singled out for security screening, but denied the newspaper's account that he caused a "ruckus" that drew extra security officers.
    "I didn't lose my temper. I was not happy and I told them it was a stupid practice," DeFazio said Tuesday.
    He said he had gone through electronic screening upon boarding a flight in Eugene, Ore., and was pulled out of the line in Portland on his way to make a connecting flight to Washington, D.C.
    "The context is I was inside the airport and had already completed security screening (in Eugene) and had already flown on an airplane" when he was pulled out of line apparently at random and searched by security agents wearing rubber gloves, DeFazio said.
    "TSA is off track here and we are going to try to fix the policy," added DeFazio, a longtime member of the House Transportation panel's aviation subcommittee. DeFazio travels between Washington and Oregon nearly every week.
    The dispute marks the second time this month a member of Congress has been involved in an airport security incident. TSA officials are reviewing a report that Sen. David Vitter, R-La., set off a security alarm March 5 when he opened a gate door in his rush to catch a flight last week at Washington Dulles International Airport.
    In a statement, Vitter said he accidentally went through a wrong door at the gate leading to the United Airlines plane he was trying to board.
    DeFazio met Tuesday with Lee Kair, assistant TSA administrator for security operations, and other TSA officials. A TSA spokeswoman said officials provided DeFazio with details about TSA's random gate screening initiative.
    Molly Simmons, a spokeswoman for DeFazio, said both sides agreed that security operations are "a work in progress" and "there's room for improvement."
    DeFazio said Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., was standing near him on Monday and witnessed the incident. Blumenauer could not be reached for immediate comment Tuesday.

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    Peter DeFazio is your typical run of the mill puke sack long term liberal.
    Look at his picture.... Need I say more??

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    DeFazio's a liberal ass. One of many that Oregon produces.
    When I used to be somebody (I'm center top)

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    So he's pulling a "I'm a better pig" than the other pigs routine?

    Shocked. Shocked! I tell ya.

    He wouldn't like me on a traffic stop.

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    He got singled out all right....along with the thousands of other travelers every day...including myself, and I'm an airline employee....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    Peter DeFazio is your typical run of the mill puke sack long term liberal.
    Look at his picture.... Need I say more??

    Looks like a terrorist to me.

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    -Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"

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