“The Senators and Representatives…shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same….” according to Article I, Section 6.
The Senate is back in session today at 2 p.m., with votes scheduled at 4:30 p.m.On his way to speak at the national Right To Life March in DC Rand Paul has been detained by TSA. This is all I have so far from Rand Paul's Facebook page. "Senator Paul is being detained at Nashville Airport by the TSA. We will update you as the situation develops."
Tweeted from Ron Paul's Twitter: My son Senator Rand Paul being detained by TSA for refusing full body pat-down after anomaly in body scanner in Nashville. More details coming.
Update! Ron Paul's Facebook page: Ron Paul
Senator Paul last summer called out the TSA director in a senate hearing. Watch the video below.
Update: TSA issues a statement, from DailyCaller
The TSA says Sen. Rand Paul “was not detained at any point” but “triggered an alarm during routine airport screening and refused to complete the screening process in order to resolve the issue.”
“Passengers, as in this case, who refuse to comply with security procedures are denied access to the secure gate area,” the TSA adds. “He was escorted out of the screening area by local law enforcement.”
“The passenger was screened by millimeter wave imaging technology using automated target recognition,” the TSA continues. “This technology uses the same generic image for all passengers to further protect passengers privacy. When an alarm occurs a yellow box indicates where an anomaly is. A targeted pat down is used to resolve the alarm.”
TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy told The Daily Caller that “when an irregularity is found during the TSA screening process, it must be resolved prior to allowing a passenger to proceed to the secure area of the airport. Passengers who refuse to complete the screening process cannot be granted access to the secure area in order to ensure the safety of others traveling.”