During his reoccurring “Worst Persons” segment Monday night, Current TV’s liberal host Keith Olbermann called for John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to be fired and replaced with “a human being.”
Olbermann was reacting to reports that the TSA instructed a woman to remove her 95-year-old mother’s adult diaper before she could go through security at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport earlier this month. The TSA subsequently denied ever making the request and insisted that agents had acted properly.
“If it’s not going to change and the agency is really going to defend abusing a 95-year-old Leukemia patients on the incomprehensible premise that they might be suicide bombers, then this John Pistole — the head of the TSA — he needs to be fired and we need to get a human being in there to do his job,” Olbermann said.
This video is from Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, broadcast Monday, June 28, 2011.