Whoopi Goldberg: TSA Pat-Downs Are Necessary (VIDEO)

Whoopi Goldberg defended the TSA's controversial new screening procedures on Saturday's "Huckabee," saying they are needed to keep people safe.

Speaking to Mike Huckabee on his Fox News show, Goldberg praised the TSA, saying the agency is doing "a good job."

Huckabee said that the new procedures, which have sparked fury across the country, seemed to come from a police state. Goldberg said that "we are in a bit of a police state," but that such restrictions were needed to keep people safe:

"People keep seeming to get on planes with bombs...we are in treacherous times and, no, it's not comfortable, and it's not the way I would like to live, but if it's going to keep me from getting blown out of the sky, you can check anything you want and if you feel something you like and squeeze it, what am I going to do?"