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Texas Rep. Canseco: TSA agent assaulted me

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Rep. Francisco Canseco (R-TX) claims that he was assaulted by a TSA agent during a pat-down at the San Antonio International Airport.

“The agent was very aggressive in his pat-down, and he was patting me down where no one is supposed to go,” Canseco told local network KENS 5. “It got very uncomfortable so I moved his hand away. That stopped everything and brought in supervisors and everyone else.”

A week later, the Congressman was again selected by TSA agents for a pat-down.

“I did not see it as a coincidence,” he said.

However, the TSA denied that Canseco had purposefully been selected for the pat-downs.

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“TSA incorporates random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport,” the federal agency told KENS 5. “Once a passenger enters the screening process, they must complete it prior to continuing to a flight or secure area.”

The TSA has faced a slew of criticism for its airport screening methods, which critics say are far too invasive and sometimes result in abuses.

“It is very important that Americans feel safe and secure as they travel in our nation’s airways, safe and secure from acts of terrorism and all that,” Canseco said. “But, I also think that TSA sometimes gets too aggressive, and it’s not just about me. It’s about every American that goes through those TSA scanners.”

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Meghan McCain baffles co-hosts by instantly contradicting herself on Fox News and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Meghan McCain described "The Squad" of first-year Democratic lawmakers as the "face" of the party -- and then complained when co-host Sunny Hostin pointed out that's how Republicans and Fox News were trying to portray them.

Hostin called President Donald Trump a racist for telling the lawmakers -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib -- to go back to their home countries, and co-host Joy Behar said he was "stupid" for launching those ugly attacks.

"I don't think he's stupid," McCain countered, "but I don't think he's politically astute at all because the politics of this -- on Friday night the progressives and Nancy Pelosi was full 'Gangs of New York'-style fighting with one another on Twitter. It was fascinating to watch."

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday railed against the four Democratic lawmakers who were the subject of racist attacks from President Donald Trump during a testy interview on Fox News.

When asked by host Bill Hemmer whether it was wise for the president to launch attacks against the lawmakers at a time when he could be touting a positive economic message, Conway replied that he should be talking about them because "we're sick and tired of many people in this country" who are being represented by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (R-MI).

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Kellyanne Conway flips out after Fox News asks her about her Trump-hating husband

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During a Fox News interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, Fox anchor Bill Hemmer tried to ask her about her husband, Trump-skeptic conservative lawyer George Conway, who just publicly called President Donald Trump a racist — and Conway was not happy.

"We're tight on time," said Hemmer. "Your husband penned a piece in the Washington Post. The title, 'I denied that Trump is a racist. Not anymore.' You've seen it. Do you agree with your husband?"

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