Democrats bemoan TSA ‘chat downs’
Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee dubbed a new Transportation Security Administration behavior-detection program set to begin Monday as “chat downs.”
The lawmakers renewed their criticism of the TSA tactic, drawing an obvious comparison to the agency’s controversial pat-downs and hand searches.
The TSA was expected to begin testing the program for 60 days at Boston’s Logan Airport. Under the proposal, travelers will be interviewed to assess suspicious behavior by their reactions to certain questions.