By Erica Wisniewski - 10/19/11 05:13 PM EDT
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) questioned the effectiveness of the TSA’s new screening policies on Wednesday noting that he had often been selected for further security checks.
“I don’t know, maybe I look like a terrorist,” the senator said to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
The Utah senator said he considered himself to be “really kind and loving” and wondered why he had been selected for extra security screening at airports.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) also shared concerns over TSA policies, saying that he has often been captured by cell phone videos while undergoing pat-downs at security checks.
Both senators expressed their frustration with the system, but noted that they’ve always complied with TSA requests.