There are more disturbing reports regarding the Transportation Security Administration and their ability to keep travelers safe. Two reports shows workers failed to detect mock explosives and weapons 67 out of 70 tests and that 73 airport workers were on terrorism watch lists. Nebraska U-S Senator Ben Sasse says this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Senator Sasse says, “I’m calling on this administration to declassify a lot more. We don’t want to give the terrorists a roadmap to our particular vulnerabilities but there is a lot more that some of us more in a classified setting. TSA is more broken than the public understands and I think the president needs to come clean about the fact they are not doing their job.”
Senator Sasse says right now there are lists of people who are allowed through pre-check at airports. He says, “There are lots of problems in who is being expedited through pre-check if they are known and trusted folks. When they go through there are technological failures. There are strategic goal setting failures.”
Senator Sasse says all of the metrics for line TSA workers now revolves around customer service – are they nice and are they moving people through quickly. He says there are no metrics for line workers if they are actually getting and confiscating contraband items.