Freshman Republican Claims TSA Assaulted Him
Texas Congressman Francisco Canseco says a TSA agent got a little too friendly with him.
The agent, Canseco told POLITICO, was so aggressive in his pat-down that Canseco ended up batting the agent’s hand away.
“As he was moving up my leg, he moved his hand aggressively up to my crotch and he hurt me,” Canseco said. “The natural reaction is when someone goes for your crotch and it hurts, you’re going to pull back — and my right arm came down and moved away his hand briskly.”
That’s when the agent stopped the whole process, Canseco said.
“As I moved his hand away, he claims, ‘I’ve been assaulted, I’ve been assaulted,’” he said.
The agent then called the police over and asked them to arrest the lawmaker.
“I told him, ‘Hey, I’m the guy who was assaulted,’” Canseco said.