WATCH: Humiliating TSA body search leaves CNN's Angela Rye in tears
CNN commentator Angela Rye searched by the TSA (Screen capture)

Firebrand CNN political commentator Angela Rye was subjected to a humiliating body search while trying to board a plane to New York City on Wednesday night.


She posted the video to Twitter and alleged that the TSA employee who searched her twice touched her inappropriately.

Rye said she was singled out for a random search and that she had not set off any metal detector alarms. The TSA called a police officer when Rye asked why she was being singled out. Officials told her she could cooperate or be escorted from the airport by police.

Rye agreed, finally, to submit to the search, which covered every inch of her body, including an uncomfortable-to-watch probing of her genital area.

By the end of the search, Rye was shedding humiliated tears.

"I asked the police officer to film this so I can send to @TSA," she wrote. "I'm hoping my humiliation will fix the system. #TSAVaginaMonologues"

She followed up with a series of tweets.

Watch the video, embedded below: