Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director this morning he was being detained by TSA at the Nashville airport.
The Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley, @moirabagley, tweeted around 10 a.m., ET, “Just got a call from @senrandpaul. He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.”
A TSA spokesman said the agency was looking into the matter but could not immediately comment.
His father, perennial Presidential candidate Ron Paul, released a Tweet about an hour ago confirming the incident:
Republicans: Security laws for thee, but not for me.
Update: Apparently Paul wasn't detained in the sense that every other American citizen would be in that case. He wasn't allowed access to the secure part of the airport, and according to the Christian Science Monitor, he was "escorted out of the airport by local authorities and missed his flight to Washington for a Senate session."