Congressman Says He Was Targeted For Grope Down By TSA
Rep says he was assaulted by TSA and then punished for complaining
April 25, 2012
A US Congressman has claimed that he was assaulted during a TSA patdown and was then targeted for future patdowns by the TSA after complaining about the incident.
Texas Rep. Francisco Canseco says he was inappropriately touched in private areas during a run in with the TSA earlier this month at San Antonio International Airport.
“The agent was very aggressive in his pat-down, and he was patting me down where no one is supposed to go,” Canseco, who describes himself as a “limited-government conservative”, told KENS 5 news.
“It got very uncomfortable so I moved his hand away. That stopped everything and brought in supervisors and everyone else.” Canseco added.
When the Congressman said he’d been assaulted, the TSA agent claimed that Canseco had actually assaulted him. The TSA says that neither man was cited in the incident.