Tulsi and Republican rep. introduce bill aimed at ending “illegal government surveillance”

Wednesday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard introduced a bill HR8970 with Republican Thomas Massie aimed at ending “illegal government surveillance.”

Gabbard tweeted a quote from Ben Franklin “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

She added “@RepThomasMassie & I intro’d ‘Protect Our Civil Liberties Act’ (HR8970) to repeal the so-called Patriot Act & end illegal government surveillance”

Per The Hill “the “Protect Our Civil Liberties Act” would repeal both the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act that permitted government agencies to collect mass telephone and email data. Gabbard and Massie argue that this surveillance violates Americans’ right to privacy and their civil liberties.”

Thomas Massie tweeted “I’m honored to cosponsor a bill to repeal the Patriot Act with my friend across the aisle @TulsiGabbard”