The Hill reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and other top Republicans are defending the NSA’s surveillance program, believing it necessary to keep Americans safe.
Your Senate Majority leader, Mitch McConnell
This happened just hours after the ruling by the US Second Circuit Court of Appeal that the NSA’s bulk domestic surveillance program may be illegal.
McConnell apparently went as far as saying: “One day, I hope I’m wrong, but one day there will be an attack that’s successful. The first question out of everyone’s mouth is going to be, why didn’t we know about it? And the answer better not be because this Congress failed to reauthorize a program that might have helped us know about it.”
Then came in John McCain…who touted 9/11 wouldn’t have happened if the NSA was there…check it out:
"It's pretty clear that 9/11 could have been prevented if we had known about some of the communications that were linked to those who committed the terrible atrocity of 9/11...People seem to have forgotten 9/11."
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