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January 06, 2014

Rep. Peter King: Rand Paul Doesn't Deserve to be a US Senator

Rand Paul announced he was filing a class action lawsuit against the "generalized warrant" regime of the current NSA.

“The question here is whether or not, constitutionally, you can have a single warrant apply to millions of people,” Paul said. “So we thought, what better way to illustrate the point than having hundreds of thousands of Americans sign up for a class action suit.”

Paul said he began collecting signatures about six months ago, and says it’s “kind of an unusual class-action suit” because everyone in America who has a cell phone is eligible to join in the legal action, he said.

He added that Ken Cuccinelli, the current attorney general of Virginia who ran for governor last year, is part of the initiative’s legal team.

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Ultimately, the freshman senator says he wants President Obama to follow the constitution.

Paul said we "fought a Revolution" against government abuses such as the generalized warrant.

Peter King, generally a RINO, is "conservative" on one issue, and that issue is non-IRA terrorism, always arguing for the most maximalist response to terrorist threats. He says Rand Paul is spreading "lies" and "fear" about the NSA.

Appearing on Fox News Channel on Sunday, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) defended the National Security Agency from attacks on its intelligence gathering practices. He specifically said the charges made against the NSA by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are “lies” and that he “doesn’t deserve to be a U.S. Senator.”

“Rand Paul does not know what he’s talking about,” King said after being asked to respond to Paul’s comments about the NSA. “And, Rand Paul is really spreading fear among the American people.”


“He was also was comparing General [James] Clapper to [Edward] Snowden,” King continued. “To me, he’s either totally uninformed or he’s part of that hate America crowd that I thought left us in the 1960s.”

“In any event, he doesn’t deserve to be in the United States senate for spreading that type of misperception and absolute lies to be honest with you,” the congressman concluded.

Video of King's Fox appearance at the link, which begins with a portion of Rand Paul's statements.

King insists that no "content" of cell phone calls is being listened to, except when a known terrorist calls a US citizen. I don't know if that's true. But it is not true that the NSA is not gathering content on US citizens' cell phone activity via this "generalized warrant." All your so-called "metadata" (location, call history, etc.) is being gathered in a dragnet and stored, potentially forever.


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