RNC Passes Resolution Calling NSA Surveillance a Violation of 4th Amendment

At it’s annual winter meeting on Friday, the Republican National Committee passed a resolution calling for an investigation into the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance practices. Calling the practice a violation of the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, the RNC passed the resolution by an “overwhelming majority.”

According to a report from TIME Magazine’s Zeke Miller, the “Resolution to Renounce the National Security Agency’s Surveillance Program” easily passed by just a voice vote.

The resolution “encourages Republican lawmakers to call for a special committee to investigate, report, and reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying.”

It further declares that “the mass collection and retention of personal data is in itself contrary to the right of privacy protected by the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.”

Read the full report and resolution via TIME

[Photo via Dayna Smith / Washington Post]

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