CNN political commentator Angela Rye is fired up––and for good reason.
The outspoken media influencer was recently in the middle of a busy weekly travel schedule on Thursday evening when she was subjected to a highly invasive and humiliating security search by TSA. Despite having enrolled in TSA pre-check and a member of the expedited security processing program CLEAR, Rye was "randomly" flagged for a vaginal pat down after going through two security scanners on her way to New York City.
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She took to her personal Twitter account to detail the ridiculously embarrassing incident, which eventually moved her to tears. "TSA grabs vaginas like Donald Trump," she said, while explaining the encounter in a Periscope video posted to her timeline.
So, apparently TSA follows a p-grabbing Trump model...🤔 https://t.co/L2um8XaKbt— Angela Rye! (@angela_rye) December 16, 2016
As her followers and others across social media caught wind of the incident, Rye continued to detail the degrading experience by responding to questions about what happened.
I demanded a pat down in public. I didn't want my vagina patted down in a back room anymore than in public. https://t.co/Cf52U8fuqn— Angela Rye! (@angela_rye) December 16, 2016
I'm not wearing a pad and not on my period. And not packing ANYTHING in or around my vagina. https://t.co/GvZTUjzx4x— Angela Rye! (@angela_rye) December 16, 2016
I got my vagina patted AND A HAND right between my vagina. The problem is you have ZERO idea about what's appropriate, jackass. https://t.co/aUZ3iPQswh— Angela Rye! (@angela_rye) December 16, 2016
I blame their policies. They need to change. https://t.co/Br48G6cKQ6— Angela Rye! (@angela_rye) December 16, 2016
Rye also shared that she asked a police officer present in the airport to film the pat down in hopes of spreading awareness about the disgraceful nature of the practice. That video footage was shared on her timeline.