Paul’s Anti-NSA Push Is at Odds With McConnell’s Agenda (Updated) (Video)
Updated 12:34 p.m. | Sen. Rand Paul is calling the debate on an issue that puts him at odds with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “a defining moment for our country.”
In a series of tweets, the junior Kentucky Republican declared he would do what was in his power to preclude reauthorization of expiring National Security Agency surveillance powers under the Patriot Act.
“I will fight tooth-and-nail to stop a blanket reauthorization of this attack on our freedoms,” Paul said on Twitter. “But the defenders of the surveillance state are going to do everything they can to defeat you and me.”