Janet Napolitano Says TSA Screenings Unlikely to Change

Woman being stopped by TSA

Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of Homeland Security, says that the TSA screening procedures are unlikely to change anytime soon.

The Daily Record reports that Napolitano announced on Monday at a Trenton train station in New Jersey that pat down searches are administered to few passengers, and minimally invasive searches must be done because the security threat remains.

"It is something new," Napolitano said. "Most Americans are not used to a real law enforcement pat-down like that. As we move forward, of course we will listen to concerns. Of course we will make adjustments when called upon, but not changes or adjustments that will affect the operational capability we need to have to make sure travel is safe."

Governor Chris Christie expressed support for protecting the safety of passengers, but criticized pat-downs.

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