‘Fix this mess’: Schumer demands immediate action from TSA as staffing shortages cause chaos at JFK Airport


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is demanding answers immediate action from the Transportation Security Administration to alleviate chronic staffing issues that have tormented air travelers at JFK Airport this month.

Schumer released a public letter on Aug. 17  following a call with TSA administrators amid chaos he called unacceptable after social media documented people standing and waiting on lines for hours at JFK in recent weeks with many missing their flights due to staffing issues at security checkpoints. Schumer said that he had allocated funding to the TSA to deliver sufficient staff to New York metropolitan area airports and demanded TSA to “fix this mess” before the Labor Day travel rush that will exacerbate the situation at JFK.