March 21, 2007: House Chairman Doubts Veto on TSA Unionization (U.S. News & World Report)

  • "I don't know of a single instance where a labor issue has prevented law enforcement and security personnel at the federal level from doing their job to protect the American people," Thompson said in an interview with U.S. News, explaining his opposition to the McCaskill compromise.
  • "I would hope that the president would look at the realities of the threat we're facing and not play anti-union politics at the expense of making progress against major U.S. vulnerabilities," Thompson said. "If he vetoes [the bill], I think he'll create all sorts of complaints from the American people, who spoke during these elections. I'm hoping he sees the light." The date has not yet been set for a conference on the measure.