Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at the Nashville airport earlier today, talking about his delay at security. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption itoggle caption Erik Schelzig/AP The Two-Way Sen. Rand Paul Suspects He Was Randomly Picked For Pat-Down January 23, 2012 The senator was delayed at the Nashville airport. An alarm went off as he passed through security. He asked to be rescreened but was told he'd have to undergo a pat-down. Paul declined. He's the son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).