Susie Castillo, Former Miss USA, Protests Airport Pat-Down in YouTube Video

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TV Host Susie Castillo Protests 'Molestation' by Airport Security

Dr. Drexel said that although his daughter complied and was polite during the screening, she broke down into tears afterwards, leaving her parents confused as to how to explain what had just happened.

Castillo said the little girl's video went through her mind as she was going through her own screening.

"She was all I could think about, they were saying how she burst into tears and thought she did something wrong. The thought of this happening to children or even my own nephew just isn't right," Castillo said.

Castillo says she spoke to Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-Utah), who chairs a subcommittee that oversees homeland security, and says they both believe there are better ways to screen that are worth exploring.

"It's sad when you hear a story like this, especially when it's a former Miss USA telling it," Rep. Chaffetz told ABC News. "We need to do screenings that are more objective and less invasive; we shouldn't have to give up our rights and our dignity for these invasive procedures."

"We can have more bomb sniffing dogs, I just don't see what these image scanners are doing that a good old fashion German shepard can't do," Chaffetz said.

Castillo said her hope is to bring the issue in front of Congress.

"I alone can't make a change but together, with other people who have felt violated, if we all come together, I can't imagine that they won't do something about it," she said.

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