Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a likely presidential candidate, says Congress should reauthorize the Patriot Act “as is” and that the Obama administration should pursue a tougher strategy against ISIS.
JEB BUSH: I do, I do [beleive the country is in danger if the PATRIOT Act expires Sunday at midnight]. It is not a violation of civil liberties, there is no evidence, not a shred of evidence that the metadata program has violated anybody's civil liberties.
The first duty of the national government is to protect the homeland and this has been an effective tool, along with many others. The PATRIOT Act ought to be reauthorized as is.