CNN contributor and conservative radio host, Dana Loesch, says that TSA agents molested her over the weekend at the Phoenix airport, while refusing her a public screening.
According to Loesch, who is a regular contributor to CNN and runs her own conservative radio show, a routine security pat-down ended with Transportation Security Administration agents repeatedly touching her vagina.
The incident occurred at Phoenix International Airport in Arizona on Sunday, as Loesch, 34, was preparing to board a flight. She says that after passing through a primary screening without incident, TSA officers told her she had tested positive for explosive residue, and that she required a secondary pat-down behind closed doors.
She comments on her YouTube video page, "It began after I was "randomly selected" for an additional screening which consisted of swabbing my hands with paper strips. The strips were then taken to a machine for analysis and an alarm sounded. TSA agents determined that I had a suspicious, possibly explosive, residue on my hands and required another, "enhanced screening.""
“They performed the regular pat-down and then the agent informed me that she would be using the front of her hands to "sweep" my groin. She pressed and swept across my crotch three times horizontally and three times vertically. In any other circumstance this would be sexual assault.”
Loesch's husband caught some of his wife's TSA encounter on camera, featured above. Loesch gives more detail of the ordeal on her YouTube page about the “enhanced screening” that she describes as “pressing down repeatedly upon the front of my vaginal area.”
On Twitter @DLoesch wrote, “TSA said I was covered in explosives, took me to a private room and touched my vagina. So how was your day?”
Loesch says that she had asked the agents twice for a public screening, but was denied this. She wrote on Twitter that she had recited the agent's official rules "as per their website" to the agents, but was still refused.
However, she doesn't blame the agents for what she feels equates to sexual molestation and writes on YouTube, “The agents themselves were friendly and smiled, yet I was still denied a public screening and no witness of my own present for the screening itself (a second agent was in the room at the time). I had no reason to be angry with the agents themselves, yet I was angry, and still am, at the regulations which require them to routinely violate men, women, and children in the name of a false sense of security.”
Despite no hard feelings for the TSA agents, Loesch did state on Twitter that she intends filing an official complaint with the TSA and she suggests that others, subjected to similar ordeals, do the same. “It only continues because we allow it,” she writes.
She further writes on YouTube that “After concluding that I wasn’t a terrorist hiding weapons in my vagina, the TSA agents allowed me to go.”
The video has received thousands of views since Loesch posted it a short time ago.
Twitter screen capture
This isn't the first run-in Loesch and her husband have had with the TSA. In June, they had been visiting the Providence, Rhode Island gathering for the Franklin Center where the first annual Breitbart Awards were held, and were detained by the TSA. Loesch's husband was subjected to intrusive screenings based on the claim that he was covered in “nitrates.”
Seems they are an explosive couple.