(Washington, DC-AP) — A Georgia senator is getting worried the partial government shutdown entering its 27th day could threaten the Super Bowl. Republican Johnny Isakson pointed out the biggest tourism event in the world this year is coming to Atlanta. He wondered what would happen if the largest airport in the world goes out of business because of TSA strikes. TSA officials are reporting that the number of its employees calling in sick has doubled over the same time last year.
Most TSA employees make less than 30-thousand dollars a year and are struggling to pay bills while they continue to work without getting paid. Isakson said he walked through Atlanta’s airport and a number of TSA employees recognized him and approached him. He said, “We’re just doing the wrong thing, punishing the wrong people, and it’s not right.”