Dalton Gardens Republican Rep. Vito Barbieri, who a year ago labeled the Affordable Care Act "socialism," and sponsored a nullification bill of what he called "Obamacare," this year has another federal behemoth in his crosshairs: the Transportation Security Administration.
In an interview with the Idaho Reporter, Barbieri said he hadn't consulted with the TSA about a measure that would outlaw unwanted searches at Idaho airports, and he wasn't "even sure that the state has the authority to end the pat-downs," but he still was ready to introduce a bill that would amend Idaho Code preventing TSA personnel from touching a person without consent.
But in a real head-scratcher, Barbieri, in the same interview, said he also opposed full-body scans of passengers.
"I will not go through the machine," Barbieri told the Idaho Reporter. "I'm always patted down."