First I heard of this, but Texas was set to vote on a bill in the State Senate that was already passed in the Texas House of Representatives. The bill would make it a misdemeanor for TSA to grope passengers.
TSA responded by saying:
[…]Texas is barred by the U.S. Constitution from regulating the federal government[…]
Texas backed down and didn’t vote after TSA said that it would suspend all flights out of Texas, lame. May I remind Texas that they most certainly can opt-out of using the TSA at its airports. Perhaps Texas should pass a law that no airports in the Lone Star state can use the TSA, then pass the groping bill. They do that and I am moving to Texas.
Oh an if you were curious, TSA claims it:
[…] would have had to shut down Texas airports as it “could not ensure the safety of passengers and crew.”
I’d call TSA’s bluff. Chuck Norris has to be pissed that Texas backed down.