(NEW YORK) — What does one have to do to escape a TSA pat-down? No one is immune to a so-called secondary screening, not even a former secretary of state.
Henry Kissinger is the latest in what seems to be a never-ending series of high-profile pat-downs, The Washington Post reported. He was spotted on Friday at New York’s LaGuardia Airport getting “the full Monty,” according to a freelance reporter who claims to have witnessed the incident. Matthew Cole told the paper that the TSA agent did not recognize Kissinger, who served under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the war in Vietnam.
In fact, “none of the agents seemed to know who he was,” said Cole. Kissinger is said to have been in a wheelchair, apparently because of the long walk to the gate. The 88-year-old Kissinger was reportedly headed to Toronto.
Kissinger joins a long line of celebrities who have recently been subject to a security pat-down. From the Jersey Shore’s “JWoww” to the model Bar Refaeli to actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, it seems airport security is the great equalizer.
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Ray Sanchez, CNN Newswire
Chuck Johnston, CNN Newswire