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Published On: Mon, Jun 1st, 2015

Jeb Bush on NSA monitoring Americans: no proof of civil liberty violations

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, says Congress should reauthorize the Patriot Act “as is” and that the Obama administration should pursue a tougher strategy against ISIS. Bush claims the NSA monitoring is not a civil liberties violation – check out the full clip below.

JEB BUSH: I do, I do [beleive the country is in danger if the PATRIOT Act expires Sunday at midnight]. It is not a violation of civil liberties, there is no evidence, not a shred of evidence that the metadata program has violated anybody’s civil liberties.

The first duty of the national government is to protect the homeland and this has been an effective tool, along with many others. The PATRIOT Act ought to be reauthorized as is.

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Bush has been a vocal supporter of the NSA surveillance program, claiming fellow 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul is wrong.

“What I admire most about my brother was he kept us safe,” said Bush, the son of President George HW Bush. “And I believe people will respect him for a long time because of that.”

“I respect Senator Paul on this, but I think he’s wrong as it relates to the conversation that your two great senators are focused on” starting Sunday, he said. “I know what will happen if there is an attack on our country. A lot of people [will] say: ‘Where were you?’”

“The Patriot Act has kept us safe, plain and simple”, he said, adding: “The metadata program has kept us safe, plain and simple. There’s been no violation of civil liberties.”
Source: Real Clear Politics

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