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 November 21, 2010  Posted by  Surveillance

David Catanese & Kendra Marr report:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday she would avoid a security pat-down if she could, becoming the latest high-profile official to express unease with screening techniques being used at American airports.

But as Pistole remains firm in his position that nothing will change, opposition to the new procedures is also hardening and becoming more vocal, although not everyone agrees with the planned “National Opt-Out Day” protest:

Florida Rep. John Mica, a vocal critic of the techniques, said he did not support Wednesday’s planned “opt-out” but stressed that TSA needed to change its approach.

“This does need to be refined, but he’s saying it’s the only tool and I believe that’s wrong,” Mica said on CNN, following Pistole’s appearance.

“We’ve got them headed in the wrong direction as far as who they’re screening and how they’re doing it,” Mica asserted, adding that the controversy is just the “tip of the iceberg of problems at TSA.”


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