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What have you found out about the TSA.
What I found out about it is that the TSA as an organization is not doing a very good job -- on their due diligence before they hire.
Individuals who are supposed to be screeners and processors.
But they change their title -- officer.
And did it through the rule making process.
Why -- what are the things that I've -- start to see is that you -- after ten years are we any safer in -- concluding that may be not.
I think that we may be less safe take -- And here's the recent line.
-- -- report I've got a key findings page is dead and goes through the crimes it'd been committed and actually.
And know when you look at the fact that they have been fifteen -- have been arrested for theft eight sex crimes six for child pornography.
Five for assault.
Three for bribery and the list goes on and on firearms impersonating an officer murder conspiracy.
I'll probably find out -- since the individuals.
Who are filling this role of what is supposed to be customer service agents.
But has been changed through the rule making process to being called an officer.
And -- wearing that federal law enforcement uniform without any law enforcement training.
I think that what it does is to give a false sense of security and then it opens up the door to save my goodness.
Are these individuals qualified.
To be doing this job that they are hard to do in Minneapolis would say.
No they're not.
We knew is if this litany of the crimes they've committed -- checking these people kind of background checks of again been -- literally enforcement officers and are we not.
Finding out who they are.
You're you're exactly right see they all are.
Filling that role of an office or even though they're not -- we found out on the TSA's hiring practices.
Is that -- -- Washington Reagan airport.
Had they have advertised.
On pizza boxes.
And it discount gas stations for people to come an apply.
For a good job of being a TSA screener.
And then as I said they go through eight hours of training that's all.
Now if you wanted to be a law enforcement officer you would go through about six months of training that you also would have met certain.
In ordered to be able to submit.
Then you go through the training -- pass a test.
And and that's what you see with the TSA you -- individuals.
Who economy and who are not properly screened.
They go through eighty hours of training and then they're put in that uniform that would -- one to believe that that say are.
A law enforcement officers so people assume that's the role that they fail and they do not have those background checks in TSA should not be.
And -- human resource to businesses one of the decisions that we have made.
From doing our investigation.
What you know one of the things that you bring happens if these people are are checking us out they don't have the proper training what are they missing but I think there's a second issue didn't you also.
Do some investigation and find out that.
You know one of the biggest threats we face in the air travel system is the internal threat to the United States to -- -- our -- -- -- security clearances.
How do we know.
That there are not somebody who is partly to try to get that job in order to -- -- -- and that's exactly right that's why -- we may be less safe and there's a West Point study.
And that I have reference to end this report and it this -- bottom line.
You know if you're not doing the due diligence on the front and if you -- these individuals that have been arrested for these crimes.
And and they are there on the front lines if you whale but you don't know who they are and what their background -- and they don't have this training.
Then what do you open yourself up to.
The West Point study does talk about it being inside threat.
If you well and it recently just this week.
What my staff and I were able to.
Find out was that TSA has begun to monitor is a personal emails.
-- -- employees and county I think that would say.
-- you think they may have a problem with an inside threat -- when you look at.
Why me when you look at what is transpiring -- in -- find out that they are monitoring.
And doing keyword searches on their -- employees -- you know.
We need to adjust.
Go back and start out are on gas.
We were to have customer service agents who were there to assist the traveling public.
Well you know what TSA decided they were going to change their title in column officers put -- uniforms.
Then start giving them ranks of officer our team leader -- supervisor putting apple ads and stripes on their shoulders.
I give them authority that they're not supposed to have.
-- tax payers and individuals that are traveling in using this process it's gotten out of control.
It and -- it to potential.
Leaks in breaches within our security system.
It needs to be.
Clinton back in the position in the posture that congress intended it when the legislation was put inflation need to put him back to work -- with a patch on it.
Assist people is they go through the screening.
And didn't tighten up.
The securities said that you do not have these openings and potential.
For greater harm.
Well I gotta tell you I would not want to mess with you and if you're explanation of what you're gonna there I think we ought to watch what you're doing you've got legislation proposed.
To deal with it TSA and everybody ought to support you now what is -- what is the act called.
It is called the strip back -- good not TSA -- policy is that it's called strip that easy to every member.
And what we wanna do is get him out of these uniforms and what what's legislation says look.
If you do not have federal law enforcement training and are not eligible for federal law enforcement benefits thing you can't where -- -- a farm.
And it takes some out in that uniform and returns them to the posture of being a customer service as -- -- Which is what the legislation.
This position to be and -- we are very concerned.
I about the safety and security of the traveling public.
We're very concerned.
I had -- the safety that is in the air for our air train sick individuals.
All of that at the airports.
So we're saying we -- TSA that that nation must get him off of our city buses -- get him off of our state highways.
Let's say gad -- off of -- train systems let's put them back there where there assisting the traveling public you know.
The TSA is -- they do random searches they Don.
Take action on actionable intelligence.
Like the FBI -- the CIA.
Our law enforcement agencies do and we think that this isn't -- area.
That it's in this is something that we can address and put back on the right track and needs to be done and media -- Okay all right congresswoman Marsha Blackburn Republican of Tennessee -- at a toughest ladies in town is advocating that strip act.
I'm Capitol -- to deal with the TSA you go girl.
I win -- I know we'll come back and -- yen up today.
Didn't even with yeah it is so much -- you --
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