On Tuesday, The Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald will join an online town hall with Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) as a panel guest. Holt is running against Newark’s Democratic Mayor Cory Booker to become his party’s nominee to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ). Greenwald has expressed his support for Holt after the New Jersey Congressman became a public critic of the National Security Agency’s intelligence gathering practices.
Holt has been an outspoken opponent of the NSA’s “metadata” collection and warehousing practices. Last week, Holt voted in favor of a Republican-proposed amendment that would have repealed the NSA’s authority under the Patriot Act to collect data on average Americans.
“Anyone concerned about mass spying or Wall-St-controlled crony capitalism candidates (Cory Booker) can back Rush Holt,” Greenwald wrote on his Twitter account earlier this month.
New Jersey residents will head to the polls on Tuesday, August 13, to vote in a primary to determine who will stand in a special general election to replace the late Sen. Lautenberg. Booker is considered a prohibitive favorite to become the Democratic Party’s senatorial nominee after that primary.
h/t Washington Post
An earlier version of this article indicated that Greenwald was hosting the event rather than appearing as a panel guest.
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