Senator Hawley rips the head of the TSA for letting illegal immigrants ID themselves with arrest warrants in order to fly

The TSA has spent the past two decades making airports miserable. Even if you’re a law-abiding US citizen, you are often subjected to scowls, wait times, and invasive and uncomfortable searches just to board a plane.

Furthermore, many have been arbitrarily put on the no-fly list in the past few years despite never even breaking the law.

But our problem seems to be that we are not illegal aliens with outstanding arrest warrants. Nearly 1,000 illegal aliens have used their arrest warrants or deportation notices to get on planes this year alone, according to TSA Administrator David Pekoske.

In a back and forth between Pekoske and Senator Hawley (R-MO) during the prior’s re-nomination hearing, Pekoske states the following:

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“So we aren’t looking at whether a person is legal or illegal in the country,” Pekoske told Hawley.

Hawley asked Pekoske why legal status is ignored by the TSA.

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“Because our role is to make sure that people that might pose a risk to transportation that’s significant enough to either require enhanced screening or to not allow them to fly,” Pekoske responded.

“So your position is someone who is known to have violated the laws of the United States … you’re not concerned about the person’s security?,” Hawley asked.

Pekoske replied that flyers every day have broken some law but that those broken laws do not pertain to transportation security risks.

“And you don’t think someone who is by definition, somebody who presents a warrant for arrest, you don’t think that that necessitates screening?,” Hawley questioned.

To a sane American, it seems bizarre and counterintuitive that using an arrest warrant, proof you are wanted for a crime, to get through security is acceptable. This also highlights that illegal aliens are not being actively deported or detained, even when deportation orders are issued.

It also proves that to Democrat agencies, being politically correct and allowing illegals to stay in the country and go about their business outweighs safety concerns for the nation and our citizenry.

Democrats do not care about Americans.

Senator Hawley agrees with this assessment–citing it as evidence of “utter and total contempt” for law abiding Americans.

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