Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) chalks up the massive lines at airports to go through TSA screening as a sign that the economy is strengthening. Durbin acknowledged passengers are not receiving the kind of efficiency "we expect from the TSA," however he said baggage fees are complicating matters. Durbin appeared on Friday's broadcast of MSNBC's Morning Joe.
"There's an increase in volume in passengers. A reflection perhaps of an economy that's getting a little stronger, and we haven't kept up with it in terms of screeners," Durbin surmised.
"I might also tell you that we don't have the kind of efficiency which we expect from the TSA," Durbin said Friday. "The situation is complicated by airlines charging baggage fees and people dragging on their roller boards on to planes. All of these things are cumulatively resulting in this meltdown in Chicago airports last week."