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Senator Rand Paul held by TSA

Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul says he was detained at the Nashville International Airport by the TSA. Paul posted about the incident on his Face book page. Rand Paul was scheduled to speak today at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. He says he was stopped briefly by security at the Nashville airport when a scanner found an "anomaly" on his knee. The Republican, who frequently uses the airport about an hour from his Bowling Green home, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he asked for another scan but refused a pat down by airport security. He said he was "detained" at a small cubicle and couldn't make his flight to Washington for a Senate session. Paul, the son of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, said the situation reflects his long-standing concern that the TSA shouldn't be "spending so much time with people who wouldn't attack us."

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