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Monday, June 1, 2015

Jeb Bush says Rand Paul 'wrong' on ending 1984 police state spying

Stay out of the Bushes

  • Little Jeb is frightened to death of Federal Agents having to go before a judge and ask for a search warrant.

(Associated Press) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Saturday that Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is "wrong" on his efforts to end post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists.

Bush, a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016, called for the reauthorization of the Patriot Act enacted under the presidency of his brother George W. Bush.

"What I admire most about my brother was he kept us safe," Jeb Bush said at a Tennessee Republican Party fundraiser. "And I believe people will respect him for a long time because of that."

"We do not need to give up who we are to defeat" terrorists, Paul said. "There has to be another way," he said Saturday in a statement and on Twitter, pledging to force the expiration of an "illegal spy program."

Bush told reporters before the event that he does not consider the collection of domestic phone metadata a violation of civil rights.

"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.

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