By Keith Laing - 07/05/11 08:13 PM EDT
TSA pat-downs break Florida law as well, the Libertarian Party said, citing a specific provision of the state constitution.
"As Sheriff, you have the absolute duty to enforce the law uniformly and without prejudice," the letter said. "You are, at best, engaged in selective enforcement by choosing to further ignore these flagrant violations of federal and state law. At worst, you are complicit.
"If you have TSA agents within your county that are violating the law, then you must act," the letter continued. "Warn the TSA agents that they are subject to arrest if they continue to violate the law. Should they continue, then you must begin making arrests.
Also over the Independence Day holiday weekend, Rep. Ron Paul said the TSA should be abolished. Paul (R-Texas) said he was introducing a bill to clarify that laws regarding personal contact applied to TSA agents.
TSA has generally defended pat-downs as being consistent with the agency's procedure.