"We've got to all think as we're feeling uncomfortable about the pat-downs that we could be on a plane on which somebody is prepared to blow themselves and us up unless there is such a pat-down. So, unfortunately, that's the age in which we live and I think what the Department of Homeland Security is doing right now is necessary."
"We face a determined enemy. Our security depends on us being more determined and more creative to adapt to evolving threats. It relies upon a multi-layered approach that leverages the strengths of our international partners, the latest intelligence, and the patience and vigilance of the American traveling public."
In an interview with Alex Jones on Tuesday, John expressed his hope that more individuals will defy the TSA, and that the agency will eventually be abolished, but was skeptical whether the issue will remain in the public conversation in the coming weeks and months. "In general people tend to have short attention spans. I had an interview canceled on me this morning because Prince William announced his engagement. So, I don't know, I mean I certainly hope it ends up with possibly even the TSA being abolished, but that seems unlikely given people's attention spans seem to be pretty short."