Got an email from a subcommittee that has been tracking complaints against enhanced patdown and fullbody scanners at the airports. Apparently video of a 6-year-old girl getting patted down before flying out of New Orleans has gone viral.
The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security calls it "shocking" and has demanded answers of TSA administrator John Pistole.
“This conduct is in clear violation of TSA’s explicit policy not to conduct thorough pat-downs on children under the age of 13,” wrote the chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, today.
I've watched the patdown footage a couple times. The TSA screener is perfectly polite and correct, explaining everything she is about to do.
All except the part about not doing this to 6-year-old girls.
UPDATE: The TSA responds by blog. The take-away? "Proper procedures were followed."
That must have been the ol' modified patdown.