“Mr. Speaker, the American people have lost trust in this government…”
June 12, 2013
During a House session Tuesday, Congressman Ted Poe, R-Texas, voiced his disapproval with the numerous surveillance scandals impacting the nation.
Noting the Justice Department’s illegal tapping of the Associated Press’s and Fox journalist James Rosen’s phones, the NSA’s seizing of Verizon customers’ phone records and news of the NSA’s PRISM surveillance grid, Rep. Poe quotes Obama’s own words from when he campaigned for office to highlight how his administration never stopped spying on citizens.
“Mr. Speaker, the American people have lost trust in this government, ya think?” stated Poe. “The government spooks are drunk on power and it’s time for Congress to intervene to prevent the invasion of privacy by government against the citizens.”