No airport pat-down for the incoming House speaker.
Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel said his boss followed procedures set by Capitol Police and the Transportation Security Administration. Steel said the same rules apply to other congressional leaders.
Furor over airline passenger checks has grown with more airports installing full-body digital scanners and TSA adding a more intrusive pat-down for those opting out of the scans.
Boehner, R-Ohio, has pledged to fly commercial airlines back to his home district.
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