Whereas: Today, our Fourth Amendment, which protects Americans from government search and seizure unless there is probable cause of a crime, is under assault like never before; and
Whereas: This country fought a revolution over issues like generalized warrants, where soldiers would go from house to house, searching anything they liked; and
Whereas: This is a defining moment for our country; and
Whereas: Our elected officials are not above the law and Congress MUST reassert our Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure;
Therefore: I thank Senator Paul for his filibuster and will stand with him to stop the NSA’s illegal domestic spying.