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Henry Kissinger Pat Down By TSA: Former Secretary Of State Given 'Full Monty' By LaGuardia Security

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Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger received little love from TSA agents at New York's LaGuardia airport on Friday when he was patted down.

The 88-year-old Nobel Prize winner was in a wheelchair going through security, freelance reporter Matthew Cole told The Washington Post. In the screening area, Kissinger was subjected to "the full Monty", Cole told the paper. “He stood with his suit jacket off, and he was wearing suspenders. They gave him the full pat-down. None of the agents seemed to know who he was,” Cole said.


Matthew Cole
Henry Kissinger on my flight this morning to Toronto. TSA had no clue who he was, made him go through pat down in a wheelchair

Cole later Tweeted:


Matthew Cole
H. Kissinger at LGA this am after being told by his aide that flight breakfast was eggs and potatoes: "Do they have schnitzel?"

The TSA has a history of patting down politicians, including Rand Paul and Donald Rumsfeld. Last week, Geraldo Rivera claimed he was "manually raped" by a TSA agent. Earlier this year, the TSA caught flak for aggressively patting down two octogenarians at New York-area airports.

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