WASHINGTON, DC – The TSA, the Three Stooges Agency, is at it again.
A review by the Homeland Security inspector general found the Transportation Safety Administration approved at least 73 aviation employees with terror connections working at US airports.
They worked for major airlines and other airport vendors with unescorted access to commercial planes, the tarmac, and luggage.
Even though the vendors hired the employees, TSA was supposed to check them out first to make sure the workers didn’t pose an insider threat.
But the inspector general says TSA had limited oversight over these commercial entities, and is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related information gathered by other federal agencies that create watch lists.
Last week, the inspector general reported that TSA screeners failed to find fake weapons and explosives 95 percent of the time during undercover tests.
A bomb scare interrupted Tuesday’s Senate committee hearing on the TSA’s security failures.
The Capitol police got a phone call about a suspicious object in the committee room. The only thing suspicious, though, was the TSA’s ability to keep air passengers safe.