A move to do away with body scans and pat-downs at airports is taking off among Utah legislators, who contend it may violate the Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches.
"I just have this vision of Patrick Henry or George Washington or Thomas Jefferson standing at the gate, holding their arms out and saying, 'Stick your hands down my pants. I just have to get where I am going.' This is such an offense to who we are," Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, testified Monday.
He convinced the House Government Operations Committee to unanimously pass his HCR3 on Monday, and sent it to the full House. The resolution calls on the federal government to get rid of pat-downs and full-body scans and replace them with equally effective methods that are less invasive.