Sen. Schumer calls for TSA to create 'passenger advocate'

“Right now, passengers who feel that their rights are about to be violated have nowhere to turn, but by training passenger advocates at each of our airports, the TSA can finally give passengers a voice,” he continued.

Schumer held a press conference to announce the proposal with a New York state senator and the sons of New York residents Lenore Zimmerman, 85, and Ruth Sherman, age 88, who said TSA agents asked them to remove their clothes to inspect them before flights. TSA said it reached out to the women, but the agency denied the security inspections constituted a strip search.