TSA officers at Sea-Tac on verge of quitting over lack of pay (PHOTO: KOMO News).
SEA-TAC INT’L AIRPORT, Wash. - The partial government shutdown is causing new concerns for air travel.
At Sea-Tac Airport, Transportation Security Administration officers are showing the strains of working without a paycheck and some are threatening to quit.
That could end up hurting air travelers if security checkpoints turn into "chokepoints.".
Because the government considers them “essential,” TSA officers remain on the job during the federal shutdown.
Many TSA workers have families to support and bills to pay.
“If the president is so concerned about security, he ought to be thinking about what the impact of his steps are on airport security,” said Joe Rubio. »