TSA Admin John Pistole at National Press Club today

TSA Administrator John Pistole will speak today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., at 1 o’clock Eastern. His address will be carried live by C-span.

The audience will likely be full of “security” contractors. If reporters are there, it remains to be seen whether any of them ask hard questions.

You can submit a question if you email it by 10 am to [email protected] and put “PISTOLE” in the Subject line. You may also tweet a question while he’s talking: @QNPCLunch .

Here’s the question I submitted:

Why does John Pistole describe as “one-offs” or “bad apples” the thousands of instances of theft, bullying, intimidation, and physical assault that TSA agents continue to perpetrate all over the country?  I have documented these accounts. They aren’t few and far between; they are legion:

If he doesn’t know about them, why doesn’t he know about them?  Why does he allow this to go on?