Gerald Girard worked for nearly 13 years at the airport.
The humiliating incident at the Twin Cities airport caused uproar.
Tara Houska says she was humiliated by the encounter.
The incident happened at 46th Street Station.
The organization that runs MSP Airport has agreed to temporarily pay for the checkpoint to stay open.
The closure comes ahead of the busy holiday season.
Lines have been consistently long for the past five days.
MSP Airport said the holiday weekend, and not the government shutdown, is to blame.