State­ment on Court Rul­ing Against NSA

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

Sen. Bernie San­ders (I-Vt.) is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment to­day af­ter a fed­eral judge de­clared that the bulk col­lec­tion of Amer­i­cans’ tele­phone records by the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency is likely to vi­o­late the Con­sti­tu­tion’s ban on un­rea­son­able searches and prob­a­bly is not ef­fec­tive in fight­ing ter­ror­ism:

“I ap­plaud the D.C. Dis­trict Court’s rul­ing to­day on the NSA sur­veil­lance pro­gram. In my view, the NSA is out of con­trol and op­er­at­ing in an un­con­sti­tu­tional man­ner. To­day’s rul­ing is an im­por­tant first step to­ward rein­ing in this agency but we must go fur­ther. I will be work­ing as hard as I can to pass the strong­est leg­is­la­tion pos­si­ble to end the abuses by the NSA and other in­tel­li­gence agen­cies.”

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