Ventura Threatens To Vacate US Over TSA Groping
Former Governor considering obtaining Mexican citizenship, vows never to fly again if lawsuit struck down
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, July 18, 2011
Former Governor Jesse Ventura has promised to never fly again and could even relinquish his US citizenship if a lawsuit that charges the TSA with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act for touching the genitals of travelers is struck down by a federal judge this week.
Ventura launched the lawsuit back in January after having been subjected to invasive grope-downs by TSA agents on numerous occasions which included them touching his genitals. The former Governor has a metal plate in his hip which routinely sets off metal detectors.
Ventura’s lawsuit, first filed on January 24, includes violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 4th Amendment, arguing that he and others with disabilities have been discriminated against and unduly singled out by TSA despite presenting no threat and warranting no reason for lawful search. Further, Ventura has argued that his ability to travel freely has been infringed, hampering his ability to work.
Radio host Alex Jones personally met with Ventura this past weekend at his 60th birthday party in Los Angeles.
Although his lawyer told him that he thinks there is a good case, Ventura believes that his lawsuit will be struck down because the federal government doesn’t want to give Ventura the opportunity to dig in to what the TSA is really doing.
Despite the massive inconvenience in addition to the threat such a decision poses to his television career, Ventura told Jones that he would never fly again if the ruling went against him. For Ventura, standing up for his principles is the most important thing.
Ventura is planning a major press conference if the ruling goes against him on the Friday after the judgment and promised that it would be an event no one would want to miss, an “incredible” spectacle “like nothing I’ve ever done,” said Ventura.
The former Governor even intimated that he is considering obtaining Mexican citizenship and permanently vacating the United States altogether. The ruling on Ventura’s case is expected to be delivered on Friday.