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Rep. Poe: Full-Body Scanners Unconstitutional

Friday, 19 Nov 2010 10:25 AM

The flying public isn’t too pleased with the full-body scanners now being used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to screen air travelers. And Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas (pictured), isn’t too happy either. He maintains that the machines violate the constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which protects against "unreasonable searches and seizures, The Hill reports.

poe, scanners, airport, unconstitutionalDuring a one-minute speech on the House floor, Poe also skewered former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff as a "political hack," accusing him of profiting financially from use of the scanners.

"There is no evidence these new body scanners make us more secure. But there is evidence that former Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff made money hawking these full body scanners," he says.

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