Last November, Thomas Sawyer, a cancer survivor with a urostomy bag was left to fly covered in his own urine after a rough pat-down at the hands of a TSA screener.
Sawyer thought that would be it. The story garnered national media attention and a personal apology from TSA Director John Pistole.
"I thought that I had really made a difference for people flying with urostomies, I really did," the 62-year-old told the Free Press on Friday. "I'm angry this time. They can't be training them properly."
Sawyer said the incident was particularly troubling because of the attention the first case brought to the issue. The TSA flew Sawyer to Washington in March to speak to federal officials, doctors and representatives of disability advocacy groups about screenings.
TSA spokesman Jim Fotenos said the agency "takes every passenger's claim seriously. We are reviewing the circumstances surrounding this passenger's screening to determine if the proper procedures were followed."
Americans should be outraged the abuses of the TSA continue, with new reports out week after week of their assault on our dignity. Enough is enough!
The "American Traveler Dignity Act" H.R. 2438, has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives. I urge you all to contact your representatives and demand they cosponsor this bill and do what they can to seek a roll call vote on this measure!