Following reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting phone records, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Friday introduced legislation would require federal law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant, with probable cause, before searching Americans’ phone records.
In a statement, Paul called the NSA’s secret seizure of phone records “an outrageous abuse of power and a violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.”
“I have long argued that Congress must do more to restrict the Executive's expansive law enforcement powers to seize private records of law-abiding Americans that are held by a third-party," Paul said.
“The collection of citizen’s phone records is a violation of the natural rights of every man and woman in the United States, and a clear violation of the explicit language of the highest law of the land,” Paul writes in the legislation.
Read more: Paul: NSA's seizure of phone records 'an outrageous abuse of power' - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room
For the second time and probably the only other time i can agree with Rand Paul. This is a clear abuse of power and Obama has made a huge flip flop and has shown his true spirit with this, nothing really has changed and has carried out yet another Bush administration policy!