Townhall’s Katie Pavlich just stumbled upon a major TSA security issue at Reagan National airport in D.C.

According to Katie, TSA agents are reusing the swabs used to detect explosives on passengers:

And they’re reusing them a lot of times:

Forget the health issue, which the TSA agent seems concerned about. What does reusing the swabs do regarding their effectiveness to actually detect explosives?!

Narrator voice: “It’s not protocol”:

Over to you, TSA:

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Update:

The TSA has responded:

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Editor’s note: We’ve corrected a typo.