“I think we can and we must do better, and what we need to do is look at keeping government where it should be, and that’s in charge of security and not trying to manage a huge bureaucracy and workforce of screeners,” he said on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.”
“Get them out of the personnel business and into the security business,” said Mica, R-Fla., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
The push to abolish the TSA received a push earlier in the day after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., backed the effort by the Campaign for Liberty.
“The American people shouldn’t be subjected to harassment, groping, and other public humiliation simply to board an airplane,” Paul wrote in a fundraising e-mail. “It’s time to END the TSA and get the government’s hands back to only stealing our wallets instead of groping toddlers and grandmothers.”
Last month, Paul was detained by TSA agents after he refused additional screening before catching a flight from Nashville.
Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., said it would make sense to create a program that would help speed frequent fliers through airport security.