While some are decrying the new, more invasive security pat-downs at airports as "groping" or even sexual assault, one U.S. Senator is putting a positive spin on the sensitive situation.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., defended the new procedures as necessary security measures and seemed to dismiss public outrage Wednesday in describing the process as little more than "love pats."
McCaskill insisted the TSA was in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" no-win situation as air travelers would be angry at TSA if Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had succeeded in his attempted underwear bombing last Christmas. She went onto say the new advanced imaging technology and pat-down procedures are more of a blessing than a curse.
"I'm wildly excited that I can walk through a machine instead of getting my dose of love pats," Sen. McCaskill said.