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I'm strength -- trying to figure out how a -- is safe but a bottle of lotion isn't.
Now the TSA chief -- is still getting a lot of heat over the agency's new not policy set to go into effect just a month from now April 20 -- He'll testify tomorrow before congress.
Dependent defending the agency's decision to allow knives on planes.
My next guest says this is really dangerous -- -- is the vice president of the association of professional flight attendants markets welcome back to the show.
I -- have testimony tomorrow.
We get -- get anywhere on this issue do you think there's anyway the TSA is gonna back down.
Well I think eventually they're gonna have to back down because the public is speaking in -- it it's it's not something.
That is a Democrat Republican issue because this is a public issue.
And I think and I -- -- think -- the congress and grim congressman Markey from.
Best use -- for authoring they're they're starting bills that are going to actually dictate to the TSA what to do.
Our let's look at this new TSA policy and tell people what it actually allows it allowed not like the one I have right here -- Swiss army not.
Knives with blades 2.3 six inches or shorter.
Razor blades and box cutters will still be prohibited golf clubs -- bats and other sports sticks will be allowed including -- he's -- Market CEO at.
Q would you feel safe as a flight attendant on a flight where people were -- these in their hands.
It's not a matter of -- -- I would not I do not want people coming on the board the plane with weapons bottom line.
Backs don't belong weapons -- -- on the airplane it's -- whether it be hockey stick ski poles.
They along with the knives I'm very concerned is determine who decides is the night sharp who is it all is it too sharp.
It -- I think.
News making the with adult -- goodness sakes.
Here's what the TSA says they say between the cockpit doors.
Federal air marshals and highly trained crews like you know.
That that the public the flying public will be safe do you think that's a fair estimation.
I think that -- have to remember back to 9/11 and this is we talked about this last week.
Is at the box cutters are one inch by one inch.
And who's gonna say a box cutter doesn't the -- through today there's no knives no weapons on the airplane and because of that is -- zero tolerance policy.
Because of that we stop that from coming through we don't want to it encountered that problem ever again but it wasn't just the crew members that that -- that the terrorist went after they went after.
The passengers also it is very bright clear that they they incapacitated the passengers that were stepping in the way.
So it it just having the weapons on board the airplane once again this is not a starting point 44 REIT refocusing.
And are looking to relaxing the rules.
Back to Sheehan who backed the gel back to the lotion.
That's where we need to look -- -- I validated by champagne and I got I got -- diet.
Here's what the -- -- sick TSA is saying and frankly the chairman of the house homeland security committee you also supports this idea of allowing small -- on.
They say that the focus now should be on catastrophic.
Thinks -- could actually blow up the plane bring the plane down in an -- self.
But it seems to me that if you had a weapon even a small night you could ultimately bring a plane down -- wrong.
I don't want -- I don't want us.
Achille Gerri -- think that that I'd -- I think it's just I don't wanna put us in that situation.
It's just wrong -- I don't know why we're wasting this much time.
On this issue this is this is a non starter issue.
Let's deal with the little issues first instead of tackling these large issues of weapons on the airplane there's there's there's too much.
They -- look at it and at the lines that TSA today you imagine how long the lines are gonna be -- they have to examine each night.
It say is this one -- -- sharp is it long too long term.
Let's not do that it I got a good idea for the -- It is not illegal -- there.
Thanks for coming on tonight thank you again for having me -- really candidate -- keeps on keep -- on and I guess we'll hear the testimony tomorrow I can't wait for that.
Thanks so much thank you again.
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