The TSA Chief, John Pistole, said no representative from the TSA will testify before Congress. He has refused to recognize congressional authority.
The TSA has gone rogue.
Congress has been reviewing TSA’s reported excesses and poor management, which is one of Congress’ responsibilities.
Does anyone care that agencies, rules, EO’s and regulations now overrule the Constitution? The TSA Chief has declared that he and his overreaching agency are not answerable to Congress.
CNN – A congressional hearing Thursday on aviation security will be missing its chief witness, who declined to testify.
Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole had been asked to appear before the Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on aviation on the impact of his agency’s policies on passengers and the airline industry.
But Pistole said he had no plans to attend, arguing the panel has no jurisdiction over TSA matters.
The TSA has been regularly criticized over the years by Republicans in the House, especially, for not becoming leaner and more efficient.
“No representative from TSA will be present,” Pistole said in a statement posted on the agency’s website.
It is not common but not unheard of for an agency director to decline to testify at a congressional hearing outside of a scheduling conflict or another agreed-upon reason..Continue reading at CNN