Al Gore and his entourage breached security at the Nashville Airport on Wednesday. An American Airlines employee used her key card to allow Gore and his party past the metal detectors and security.
“There are no exceptions. Everyone must go through security,” airport spokesperson Lynn Lowrance said.
“He made his way to security, waiting for him to come through the check area, then he saw him pop up past security in a sterile area,” Lowrance said.
“Everyone who comes through this public airport terminal must be screened, so it’s a breach of rules. It’s serious,” Lowrance said.
Gore’s spokesperson says that Al didn’t ask for the special treatment and the airport police believe it was just an employee being ‘globally warm’ and friendly with the former V.P.
Airport police think this may have been a case of the employee simply being too accommodating. Her name was not released. She was cited for a breach of rules, and will be required to retake an airport security class.