U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Monday after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole delayed the implementation of a new TSA policy that would have allowed flyers to bring certain pocket knives onto planes.
“By delaying this policy, the TSA is taking a solid, common sense step in the direction of safer skies. This delay acknowledges that permitting knives on planes is a bad idea; now the TSA should go the rest of the way and end this flawed policy all together. Anything less than a full reversal will be unsatisfactory for passengers and the hard working flight attendants, pilots, and air marshals who keep our planes safe every day.”
-U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer