As uproar continues, Rep. Mica urges airports to privatize security

The Republican lawmaker in line to head the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is urging airports around the country to consider privatizing security screening. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., says the law specifically allows airports to opt out of the federalized TSA system, and 17 have already done so. "It is both inappropriate and inefficient for the TSA to serve as the administrator, quality assurance regulator, operator and auditor of its own activities," Mica wrote in a letter dated Nov. 5. Though Mica did not specifically mention the controversy over full-body scanners and security pat-downs, other groups continued to press their opposition to such techniques, and several lawsuits were filed on the basis of safety and civil liberties concerns.

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