TSA hopes the family will handle it differently in the future. And that would be?
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The Transportation Security Administration should really go into faith healing. Last year the agency ordered a Marine who had lost both legs in combat to stand up and walk. This week, they were at it again. Agents at a security checkpoint refused to greenlight a woman who has been unable to speak or write since she suffered a stroke a decade ago.
According to the New York Post, Heidi Wright, who is also wheelchair-bound, was stopped by a TSA agent Los Angeles International Airport because of an expired driver’s license she was using as identification. That’s reasonable.
What came next is not. When Sherry Wright attempted to explain her sister’s unique situation, the TSO said he wanted the explanation to come from the holder of the lapsed ID. Wright tried to reason with the man, emphasizing that her sister was mute, but to no avail.