FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jason Pye issued the following statement after the Senate passed the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act:
"We’re disappointed with the passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act and the misleading statements supporters of the bill made about the collection of communications, the process by which these records are obtained by the FBI, and the alternatives offered by privacy-minded members of the House and Senate like Justin Amash, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and others.
"No one opposes reauthorization of Section 702. But those of us who actually believe that the Fourth Amendment means what it says wanted to ensure that Americans’ privacy was protected. The entire process by which this bill was passed is a disgrace. When the Bill of Rights is at stake, there should open debate and an open process. That did not happen with the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act. The American people deserve better.
"We urge President Trump to go with his gut and veto this bill."