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GOP House candidate prefers terror attacks to TSA pat-downs

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Bob Johnson, a Republican candidate running to represent Georgia's 1st District, is not a fan of the TSA. In fact, he despises the agency so much that he said earlier this year he'd prefer to have more terror attacks than to have to deal with the screening agency.

"Now this is going to sound outrageous," he said, according to footage obtained by Politico, "I'd rather see another terrorist attack, truly I would, than to give up my liberty as an American citizen."

Johnson apologized in a statement, saying he was only trying to make a point that he would "much rather fight the enemy than our federal government."

A February poll found Johnson getting just two percent of the vote in a crowded GOP primary.