Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said his planned class-action lawsuit against the National Security Agency would show that the government’s surveillance policies are too broad and unconstitutional.
“That’s what we fought the Revolutionary War over,” Paul said about generalized warrants.
“I think the idea of a class action lawsuit with hundreds of thousands of participants really beats home and brings to the forefront the idea that this is a generalized warrant and it should be considered unconstitutional.”
Paul’s office has said on Friday that he plans to file the suit soon.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) suggested Sunday that Edward Snowden deserved a lighter sentence for his leaks, but stopped short of saying he deserved clemency.