James Clyburn: Gabby Giffords Was Shot, So I Deserve Special Treatment At The Airport
This has to qualify as one of the dumbest comments so far about the shootings in Arizona:
A top House Democrat said the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) should change how members of Congress are screened at airports.
“I really believe that that is the place where we feel the most ill at ease, is going through airports,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who serves as assistant minority leader in the House, said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Clyburn called for the Transportation Security Administration, which administers airport security checkpoints, to interact “a little better” with the Capitol Hill Police.
“We’ve had some incidents where TSA authorities think that congresspeople should be treated like everybody else,” he said. “Well, the fact of the matter is, we are held to a higher standard in so many other areas, and I think we need to take a hard look at exactly how the TSA interact with members of Congress.”
I can’t even begin to understand the leaps of logic that Clyburn made her to get from a story about a Congresswoman being shot outside a Safeway in Tuscon, Arizona to the idea that he shouldn’t have to stand in line with the proletariat at the airport.