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Patrick: Dewhurst to blame for airport groping ban failing


State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, widened his criticism of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst this afternoon over what he said was a late-night ambush by Dewhurst that killed his so-called airport groping bill.

The bill would have made it a crime for security screeners to grope or touch anyone’s genital or private areas during security screening.

Patrick withdrew House Bill 1937 from Senate consideration late Tuesday after he lost the votes necessary to debate and pass it — a withering of support that he blamed on Dewhurst, who denied it. The federal government had told lawmakers Tuesday that the bill would conflict with federal law.

“Someone who will not stand up to the federal government, you have to ask yourself, is that the kind of person we need in the U.S. Senate?” Patrick said this afternoon, saying the bill is dead.

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the people of texas need to recall and put  this yoyo on the bench and find out who he really works for if he was  in south america with the death squads with klaus barbie(nazie war criminal) and the cia this guy should be      put in prison and his assets seized as forieture to the republic of texas for committing war crimes against humanity