Ever since the NSA Prism data mining documents were revealed, massive outrage sparked across the nation (and eve outside the U.S.) over breach of privacy by the government.
Republican Senator Rand Paul also expressed his indignation and took to Fox News Sunday. He said that the warrantless monitoring and ‘sneaking’ was a punishable offence and he was all set to sue the government (the Obama administration) over that.
While talking to Chris Wallace who asked the Kentucky Senator what his views were regarding the whole data mining program which was apparently legal, Paul replied, “I’m going to be seeing if I can challenge this at the Supreme Court level.”
He continued by saying that he was willing to go for a joint action lawsuit, sort of a petition maybe with Americans demanding the right to privacy. He said, “I’m going to be asking all the internet providers and all of the phone companies: Ask your customers to join me in a class action lawsuit. If we get 10 million Americans saying we don’t want our phone records looked at, then maybe someone will wake up and something will change in Washington.”
Rand Paul has been quite vocal with his ‘down-with-the-government-spying-on-us’ stance ever since the controversy erupted. Not five days ago, he called the whole NSA surveillance as ‘an astounding assault on the Constitution’ and said the Obama administration ‘had sunk to a new low.’
The NSA Prism scandal had endangered the Obama administration which once boasted of being the ‘protector’ of American rights. Barack Obama is also being called ‘new George Bush’ following the exposé.
You can watch Rand Paul’s statement in the video above.