(ABC News)- Two New York lawmakers have called for a passenger advocate at airports to immediately act on complaints by passengers over security screenings.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sen. Michael Gianaris of Queens want the Transportation Security Administration to create the position at all airports.
The proposal to be released Sunday was prompted by an elderly woman's recent claims that she was strip searched by security officials at Kennedy Airport, which the TSA denies, saying it doesn't conduct strip searches. Others have since made similar claims.
The TSA said Saturday that it is planning its own advocacy service.
"The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) strives to provide the highest level of security while ensuring that all passengers are treated with dignity and respect," the agency stated Saturday night. "TSA has programs in place for the screening of people with all types of disabilities and medical conditions and their associated equipment."
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Clueless: NY Senator Chuck Schumer thinks that all the TSA needs to fix itself is a "passenger advocate"
Having any organization police themselves is doomed to failure. All we will get is more of the "all proper procedures were followed' BS.