Jesse Ventura: Big Sis Discriminates Against Common Americans
April 4, 2011
Appearing today on the Alex Jones Show today, the former governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura, told Alex Jones the TSA discriminates against common Americans by allowing the elite and select politicians to avoid naked body scanners and sexual molestation gropes at the nation’s airports.
In January, Ventura filed a lawsuit in federal court in Minnesota against the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA. The lawsuit accuses the agencies of violating Ventura’s rights under the Fourth Amendment, which protects Americans from unreasonable searches and seizures.
During an interview in September, Ventura told Jones his career was endangered and that he was considering abandoning travel altogether due to the intrusive pat-downs and dangerous radiation emitting naked body scanners. Due to a metal prothesis from a hip replacement, Ventura routinely sets off metal detectors at airports and is subjected to the TSA’s “enhanced” humiliation.
Since implementing the procedures, the TSA has demanded medical patients removeurostomy bags and prosthetic breasts. In December, an Austin woman with a pacemaker wasforeced to the floor by police when she objected to the prospect of TSA employees fondling her breasts.
Jesse Ventura is particularly outraged by the fact Washington politicians are allowed to avoid so-called enhanced pat-downs and naked body scanners average Americans are forced to endure.
In November, after Republicans gained control of the House, the New York Times reported on the soon to be Speaker John A. Boehner being escorted around metal detectors and body scanners at the Reagan National Airport in Washington.
“The appropriate security procedures for all Congressional leaders, including Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid, are determined by the Capitol Police working with the Transportation Security Administration,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner, when quizzed about the exception.