This time, the TSA is on the defensive, and published an official statement about the Texas bill on their blog: "What's our take on the Texas House of Representatives voting to ban the current TSA pat-down? Well, the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution (Article. VI. Clause 2) prevents states from regulating the federal government. "In public statement, TSA lies about the Constitution (via Reddit)
The problem here? The statement is false. Ignorance from the TSA is unlikely, so I'll call a spade a spade. They're lying.
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