CBS News is reporting that 38 TSA Officers have been suspended and 5 fired for not doing their jobs. The report says:
In one of the largest disciplinary actions taken in its ten years, the Transportation Security Administration fired five screeners and put 38 on suspension last Friday after a large airport security lapse in Fort Myers, Fla.
Dozens of TSA workers at Southwest Florida International Airport are accused of cutting corners and violating screening procedures.
An internal investigation revealed that over a two-month period, 43 workers didn’t perform secondary checks on as many as 400 people after the passengers went through security.
“The TSA itself admits that this is an important part of the screening process,” CBS News transportation analyst Mark Rosenker said.
Outrageous! When they’re not stealing our material items, they’re stealing their salaries from We, the Taxpayers. They just stand around in their blue uniforms with their shiny badges and collect a pay check. These TSA Officers simply don’t care about anything.
Finally, some of our Congressman are paying attention:
Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., wrote a letter to TSA administrator John Pistole demanding more answers. “If necessary we’ll subpoena the documents and find out who knew about what when and why it took a year, a year to take disciplinary action.”
I’d just be happy if they stopped stealing our stuff!