U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has launched a campaign that would abolish the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and end the federal government's involvement in airport security altogether.
The Senator announced the campaign today in an article sent to the members of Campaign for Liberty in which he stated that he intends to introduce legislation that would end the agency. He asks citizens to sign a petition in support of the drive.
Paul was detained by the TSA earlier this year at an airport when he refused to submit to an invasive pat down. He had already passed through a full body scanner.
The incident became national headline news. Some conservatives believed that Paul was singled out by the TSA due to his criticism of the agency on the floor of the U.S. Senate.