Rand Paul's TSA Scuffle Now Raking in Cash for Dad
Ron Paul urges supporters to contribute to 'End the TSA Money Bomb'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2012 8:08 AM CST
Rand Paul talks to Ron Paul during a news conference June 22, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) Rand Paul's "detainment" by the TSA couldn't have been timed better: Dad Ron is now using Monday's incident to raise funds for his presidential campaign, the Daily Caller reports. The elder Paul emailed supporters asking them to contribute to his "End the TSA Money Bomb," so that he can work to dissolve the "theatrical sham that is the TSA."

Paul says an "anomaly" showed up in his son's body scan, but instead of being allowed to go through the scanner a second time, TSA demanded he be patted down. Rand Paul was detained after refusing the patdown, although the TSA quibbles with the use of the word "detained." The agency does admit he was escorted away from the area by law enforcement. Click through for Ron Paul's reaction to last night's State of the Union address.