U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10), a Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, today sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole demanding his immediate resignation. This comes after numerous attempts by Broun to provoke administrative and personnel changes within the agency in light of recent media reports detailing lax security standards and overly-aggressive screening procedures in airports nationwide.
Broun wrote, "Americans can no longer tolerate the flagrant violations of their civil rights which are occurring at airports nationwide in the name of "security.' More importantly, the corruption and continued lack of security among TSA's own personnel puts our country at extreme risk of another terrorist attack. The time has come for serious action to be taken. As such, I request your immediate resignation from the position of TSA Administrator. The safety of our country's travelers requires drastic change, and the time for that change is now."