Debbie Wasserman Schultz stirs the pot for Muhammad Ali Jr

How did Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz get involved in an ID check for Muhammad Ali Jr? Admittedly, the ID check at a Florida airport took 2o minutes, but it was not by any means like being detained. His religion was never mentioned. After a previous stop entering an airport, he has become sensitive to the issue.

As Written By Danielle Lerner for Courier Journal:

A month after he was held by immigration officials and questioned about his Muslim faith at a Florida airport, Muhammad Ali Jr. was stopped and questioned Friday at Reagan National airport in Washington, D.C., at the ticket counter and again at the security checkpoint….

The TSA said it did not detain Ali Jr., but only stopped him to verify his identity. In an email to the Courier-Journal, a TSA spokesman wrote, “The TSA does not have the authority to detain passengers, and that did not happen.”

he TSA said it did not detain Ali Jr., but only stopped him to verify his identity. In an email to the Courier-Journal, a TSA spokesman wrote, “The TSA does not have the authority to detain passengers, and that did not happen.”

According to the TSA, Ali Jr. arrived at the check-in counter at Reagan National, at which time “a call was made to confirm Mr. Ali’s identity with TSA officials.” After 11 minutes, he was eventually cleared and sent to the security checkpoint. At the checkpoint, Ali Jr.’s “large jewelry” set off the scanner and he……

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