TSA screening dogs at San Antonio International Airport? It’s a possibility

Congressmen Tony Gonzales, Joaquin Castro, Chip Roy pen congressional letter

San Antonio International Airport image.
San Antonio International Airport image. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – As the second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump begins, there is a sense of bipartisanship at the San Antonio International Airport.

Texas congressmen from both sides of the aisle are coming together in the name of safety.

Republican Congressman Tony Gonzales led a congressional letter with Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro and Republican Congressman Chip Roy, requesting passenger screening canine teams.

“I believe in preparing before the storm happens. And security is important. San Antonio is a large city and we have to make sure that we’re secure against not only today, but the next security incidents,” Congressman Gonzales of District 23 said. “Look, any time you can add dogs to the equation, I think is a win, right? So we’re excited. We’re excited to do that.”

The three congressmen are coming together for one main purpose: safety.

“To work with other people, you know, to work with Joaquin Castro’s office and work with Chip Roy’s office and our office. I mean, those are three very different offices. But for us to come together and go, hey, dogs is our way forward. It’s how we get we get this in a bipartisan fashion, which I think is key. And we do this and we build upon it,” Gonzales said.

Right now the San Antonio International Airport is the only category one airport in Texas without passenger screening canine teams.

The Transportation Security Administration states that canine teams are a highly mobile and extremely efficient explosives detection tool to deter, detect and respond to threats throughout the nation’s transportation environments.


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