Because Texas state legislators were set to pass a bill that makes it a fellony for a TSA worker to grope a passengers genitals if they don’t have probable cause that a crime has been committed.
Just to be clear, the federal government is threatening a militarized embargo against a soveriegn state if that state does not acquiece and allow federal agents to forcibly violate its citizens in direct conflict with the Fourth Amendemnt of the United States Constitution.
An astounding Department of Justice threat to cancel airline flights to and from Texas, in addition to underhanded lobbying by TSA representatives, has killed efforts in the state to pass HB 1937, a bill that would have made invasive pat downs by TSA agents a felony.
HB 1937, a bill that would have made it “A criminal act for security personnel to touch a person’s private areas without probable cause as a condition of travel or as a condition of entry into a public place,” was headed for an imminent Senate vote in Texas having already passed the House unanimously 138-0, before the federal government stepped in to nix the legislation.
Pray; to whatever gods you worship. This country is going down the rat hole faster than a TSA agent’s hand down a preteen’s pants.