Republican Senator Rand Paul is going after the Obama Administration. Paul is filing a class-action lawsuit over the data-collection policies of the National Security Agency, reports AP.
On Paul's own website he wrote the lawsuit is "to stop Barack Obama's NSA from snooping on the American people."
In an interview on Fox News' "Hannity" show, Paul told host Eric Bolling he believes everyone in the U.S. with a cellphone would be eligible to join the suit as a class action. By joining the suit people will be telling the government that it can't have access to emails and phone records without permission or without a specific warrant.
In a video released to Breitbart News exclusively in November 2013, Paul argued that the surveillance state under President Obama had grown beyond any reasonable proportions.
"We were once outraged and dismayed and spurred to resist when British soldiers came knocking at our door with illegitimate warrants seeking taxes on our papers. Today, your government responds that there is no expectation of privacy once you consign your records to a third party. Your government applies that the Fourth Amendment applies not at all to your bank records, your Visa bill, your internet searches or purchases or emails. If not resistance, shouldn’t there at least be outrage?”
Paul will be filing the lawsuit soon and will do so as an individual, not as a U.S. Senator.