Ron Paul lashed out at the American "police state" after his son Rand was stopped at the Nashville airport for refusing a full-body pat-down. "The police state in this country is growing out of control," the presidential contender wrote on his campaign website Monday. "One of the ultimate embodiments of this is that the TSA gropes and grabs our children, our seniors, and our loved ones and neighbors with disabilities. The TSA does all of this while doing nothing to keep us safe." Sen. Rand Paul's press secretary tweeted that her boss had been detained, which his father also confirmed on his Facebook page. Apparently the Kentucky senator refused the pat-down after his body scan was abnormal. Despite these reports, the TSA has denied that Paul was detained.