Firebrand CNN political commentator Angela Rye was subjected to a humiliating body search while trying to board a plane to New York City on Wednesday night. She posted the video to Twitter and alleged that the TSA employee who searched her twice touched her inappropriately. Rye said she was singled out for a random search and that she had not set off any metal detector alarms. The TSA called a police officer when Rye asked why she was being singled out. Officials told her she could cooperate or be escorted from the airport by police. Rye agreed, finally, to submit to the search, which covered every inch of her body, including an uncomfortable-to-watch probing of her genital area.
By the end of the search, Rye was shedding humiliated tears.
I asked the police officer to film this so I can send to @TSA. I'm hoping my humiliation will fix the system. #TSAVaginaMonologues pic.twitter.com/lypkkcpZCW— Angela Rye! (@angela_rye) December 16, 2016
1. Metal detector and AIT (same thing). The AIT is what flagged my vag. I repeatedly refused a vaginal pat down. So they called police. https://t.co/fFtjbXW9H4— Angela Rye! (@angela_rye) December 16, 2016
2. Even offered to go back through AIT. They told me to get the pat down or be escorted out by police.— Angela Rye! (@angela_rye) December 16, 2016
3. Instead, the officer recorded TSA's pat down and offered to file an incident report when it was finished.— Angela Rye! (@angela_rye) December 16, 2016
LINK4. What she explained she would do in "back hand" pat down and the actual vaginal chop that occurred were diff. I would've preferred neither— Angela Rye! (@angela_rye) December 16, 2016