Politics & Government

February 22, 2011

Alaska lawmaker who had mastectomy refuses TSA pat-down

Anchorage state Rep. Sharon Cissna refused a security pat-down at the Seattle airport and is driving and taking the ferry back to Alaska. Cissna was in Seattle for medical treatment and planning to fly back to Juneau. She underwent a body scan while going through airport security and was singled out for a full body pat-down because she'd had a mastectomy, Michelle Scannell, her chief of staff, said.

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