Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is very upset about government surveillance. Yes, that Lindsey Graham. Wait, what?
Here’s the catch, because you knew there had to be one: He’s only upset about government surveillance techniques when they are allegedly utilized on his own staffers.
In response to accusations that the Central Intelligence Agency has snooped on Senate computers, Graham went bonkers, telling reporters on Tuesday that “Heads should roll, people should go to jail if it’s true.”
And in typical Lindsey Graham fashion, he found a new kind of war he can get down with: “If it is, the legislative branch should declare war on the CIA.”
“This is Richard Nixon stuff,” he added. “This is dangerous to the democracy.”
Graham’s comments come in addition to his Senate colleagues John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), both ardent defenders of current surveillance operations who somehow find it appalling the government would dare spy on them.
So… protection against overzealous surveillance operations? “Good enough for me, but not for thee,” these senators seem to suggest.
[h/t Betsi Fores/Rare]
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