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Sen. Rand Paul; “I’m opposed to the Patriot Act and will vote no,” the Kentucky Republican said at the South by Southwest festival, according to US News and World Report.
originally posted by: HighFive
a reply to: Greathouse
Rand Paul helped kill the USA Freedom Act, a bill meant to rein in the NSA. It received 58 votes! 2 short of proceeding to an actual roll call vote. Essentially helping McConnell reauthorize the Patriot Act. The 40 republicans who voted against it said it went too far, Rand Paul said not far enough. But his bedfellows on the vote to kill NSA reform made doomsday predictions saying the legislation would allow the Islamic State terrorists to perpetuate another 9/11. Libertarians now have lost the opportunity to offer amendments....
Last year, he infuriated some civil libertarians by voting to filibuster an NSA reform bill called the USA Freedom Act, which would have effectively ended the agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by forcing agents to get the records from private phone companies after obtaining a court order. At the same time, however, it would also have reauthorized the portion of the Patriot Act on which the program is based, as well as two other sections of the law.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: HighFive
I don't think the barry admin really support gutting the collection. They had their chances to do something about it if they really wanted.
The sad sad reality is that the Patriot act is never going anywhere.
It should never have been put in place, cause now we will never see it gone.
originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: Sremmos80
You guys are going to sit around and let the mainstream media do the same to him as they did to Ron Paul