TSA chief ousted after airport security flunks test, misses most weapons, explosives

The acting chief of the Transportation Security Administration was ousted late Monday night after an embarrassing new report found that airport security officers badly failed a new test, missing almost every firearm and explosive investigators tried to sneak by them.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the move, saying Melvin Carraway had been “reassigned” to another part of the department and his deputy would take over, serving until the Senate can confirm a new chief.

Earlier in the night Mr. Johnson had said he’d just been given a classified briefing on the inspector general’s findings that found a major loophole in security that could allow people to sneak prohibited items by TSA screeners and into what were supposed to be secure areas of airports.

Mr. Johnson said the preliminary findings were classified and said it wasn’t “appropriate or prudent” to talk about them — but ABC News reported that IG investigators managed to sneak contraband material by TSA screeners in 67 of 70 tests.

Mr. Johnson said he’s demanded TSA come up with new screening procedures aimed at fixing the “specific vulnerabilities” the IG found, and said he’s ordered new training for all TSA officers. He also demanded that equipment be re-tested.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/1/tsa-chief-ousted-aft... 

Views: 374

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Give me a break reassigned one man will not fix this mess.  Perhaps better screening when hiring would help.  Or maybe instead of grouping all the citizens they actually looked for bombs etc instead of people's private parts.

Homeland security's involved? Something's wrong.people please be careful when in that airport.

All the TSA needs to go....has NOT made us safer....just look at all the illegals let on to planes without proper documentation that Americans need to get on a plane...

Of Course they were classified...Why would you tell the entire country that TSA SUCKS, and always has. It was a way to put stupid and lazy people to work for really good wages????  They were too busy fondling my daughter and my sister, both very blond and very cute, to bother with the idiot behind me. The one in the burka and spouting "don't you touch me"!, to worry about what the scary man behind her was up to. After the airport went yellow and all were asked to deplane, did they tell us that everything was OK. BS they took that Bastard into custody and was arrested for trying to take down the plane! Thanks a lot oVomit for your concern. You idiot!

What do you expect aren't they gov. employee's?

Now what would happen if the IRS were run that way?

Obama wants us to feel safer, so he'll replace Carraway with another Muslim in his Administration.


old silver back.

Jerkamia johnson "claims" preliminary findings are "classified"?  Really, FOX NEWS and others have already publicly announced the 96% FAILURE rating- - doesn't that give you confidence about flying?  As for the "reassignment", Carraway was, simply, transferred "back to" the DHS.   My, so much "security" we have, don't we?

In the government no one ever gets fired they get reassigned to a better job paying more money. After all you do not want the person to have a mental breakdown or jeopardize their pension.

I called my reps about this and told them to DE-FUND the TSA or privatize it. I also asked when they molest children women the elderly and disabled how many rags do they pull to the side and search?? Going back about a year ago I called McCaskills office and asked that question and was called a racists and hung up on.

Needless to say I did not get an answer as they did not know (why would they not know??) I said the one that was relieved why was he not FIRED?? again no answer. i will call again today and ask the same question.

With all the calls I make I am surprise the black suburbans and black helicopters have not come for me yet to re-educate me.

Reassigned?  He should be fired along with every single TSA agent who flunked the "test" and Jeh, too.  Reagan fired the air traffic controllers, time to fire the TSA perps because many of them are. I refuse to fly since the TSA has been put in place and only did so with great angst because of their horrible condescending attitude to travelers. That's when I decided never again. We drive or we don't go.

Get ride of the TSA and DHS.




Political Cartoons by AF BrancoPolitical Cartoons by Tom Stiglich

Political Cartoons by AF Branco


Angry Dem Impeachment ‘Witness’: Pam Karlan Donated Thousands To Hillary And Was On Clinton’s List For Potential SCOTUS Nomination

Image result for Pam Karlan

The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, kicked off its first impeachment circus Wednesday morning.

The four ‘witnesses’ testifying have never actually witnessed any of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine firsthand — the four witnesses are law professors offering legal analysis.

One of the witnesses the Dems rolled out is an angry Hillary Clinton donor who was on Crooked’s list for a potential Supreme Court nomination.

No wonder why this unhinged, dowdy woman is so pissed off!

“Professor Pam Karlan donated thousands of dollars to Democrats and was on Hillary Clinton’s list for a potential Supreme Court nomination. So she certainly has no vendetta against President Trump,” GOP Rep. Mark Walker said.

Congressman Walker also pointed out that Noah Feldman, the Dems first partisan witness in Wednesday’s hearing tweeted about impeaching Trump right after he was sworn in.

Rep. Mark Walker   RepMarkWalker

Meet Noah Feldman, House Democrats first partisan witness.

Look at the date of this tweet. He has been trying to get @realDonaldTrump impeached since 46 days into his presidency.

His reason? Trump criticized President Obama.

This is a sham impeachment with sham witnesses. https://twitter.com/NoahRFeldman/status/839185127494254592 

Noah Feldman @NoahRFeldman

Trump's wiretap tweets raise risk of impeachment http://bv.ms/2mY1ueX  via @BV

Rep. Mark Walker   RepMarkWalker

The next witness, Karlan, has donated thousands to Democrats and was on Hillary Clinton’s list for a potential Supreme Court nomination.

So she certainly has no vendetta against @realDonaldTrump.

These witnesses are as serious as House Democrats impeachment case: not at all.

The entire sham show trial is stacked with partisan hacks who have wanted to impeach Trump from the moment he won in November of 2016.

Norm Eisen, the Democrats’ counsel who is blasting Trump and questioning witnesses in Wednesday’s show trial, tweeted about impeaching Trump before Donald Trump was even sworn into office!

Infantilization of Popular Culture

© 2019   Created by Steve - Ning Creator.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service