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CNN's Angela Rye Undergoes Humiliating TSA Body Search (Video)

Angela Rye, a political commentator for CNN and NPR, was subjected to a humiliating pat-down by a TSA agent on Dec. 14 (video below).

Rye posted a video to Twitter the following day showing a female TSA agent running her hands across her body, and touching her groin.

"I asked the police officer to film this so I can send to [the TSA]. I'm hoping my humiliation will fix the system. #TSAVaginaMonologues," the tweet reads.

When Rye asked why she was being chosen for a random search, the TSA reportedly told her that she either had to submit to the search or be escorted out by police.

Rye, who is also a lawyer, tweeted more about the experience and replied to skeptics:

"I asked them to do this in public. I wouldn't have felt safer or less violated in 'private.'"

"I didn't beep. I was selected for random screening."

When a Twitter user questioned why she was crying in the video, Rye tweeted back in third person: "She got her vagina touched...twice by TSA. I pray it never happens to you."

She answered another Twitter skeptic: "It was my vagina. Not almost. It happened twice. "

"Apparently, the TSA grabs vaginas like Donald Trump," Rye said in a video posted to Periscope after the incident. "I travel often. I go through a very easy-breezy screening process. I've been randomly elected maybe three times in my life, and today was the third time."

According to her website, Rye serves on the boards of "the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee (CBCPAC), the Seattle University School of Law Alumni, Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network, Inclusv, serves as a senior advisor to the Government Technology and Services Coalition, and is a member of The Links, Incorporated, National Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Washington Government Relations Group."

Sources: Angela Rye/Twitter (2) (3) (4) (5),, Periscope.TV, / Photo Credit: Angela Rye/Twittervia YouTube

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