Jim Clyburn thinks they should.
Clyburn, noting that some of his “most anxious moments” have come in airports, said lawmakers shouldn’t be required to pass through magnetometers, which force them to wait in lines that he said expose them to greater threat.
“Members (of Congress) are very vulnerable going through crowded airports and especially going through security checkpoints at airports,” he said.
In an earlier appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Clyburn accused some federal Transportation Security Administration airport screeners of having mistreated lawmakers at times.
“TSA, I think, needs to begin to interact with our Capitol Hill Police (escorts) better,” he said. “We have had some incidents where TSA authorities think that Congress (members) should be treated like everybody else.”
Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2011/01/10/1638774/clyburn-places-blame-on-rhetoric.html#ixzz1AdfI21qE
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Or he can pay out of his own pocket and get a charter or private plane. He makes enough-maybe he can cry to some special interest group....a plane for congress in exchange for votes on the floor.
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