Napolitano Says Sequestration Already Causing Long TSA Lines (VIDEO)

AP

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday said sequestration is already causing long lines at the nation’s airports. 

“The big airports, for example, some of them had very long lines this weekend,” Napolitano said at Politico’s Playbook breakfast. The lines, she said, are “150 to 200 percent as long as we would normally expect.”

“Look, people, I don’t mean to scare, I mean to inform,” she added. “If you’re traveling, get to the airport earlier than you already would. There’s only so much we can do with personnel.” 

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