Trump sides with Rubio over Cruz in NSA surveillance debate

by Jesse Byrnes  |  published on December 2, 2015

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday sided with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) over Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on restoring surveillance measures under the Patriot Act.

“I tend to err on the side of security, I must tell you,” Trump told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt when asked about the metadata program.

“When you have the world looking at us and would like to destroy us as quickly as possible, I err on the side of security,” Trump added.

The position marks a contrast with Cruz, whom Rubio has targeted for opposing the bulk metadata program.

  • Faithful American

    Trump is SUCH a SLEAZEBALL! Trump will say ANYTHING in order to TRY to get VOTES!!

  • 7papa7

    “I tend to err on the side of security, I must tell you.” Well Donny my boy I happen to side with the Constitution. You need to read the 4th amendment. It does NOT allow illegal search and seizure and secretly intercepting personal phone calls is an illegal search just as if it were a letter written and mailed. You have NO right to it without showing cause to intercept it. I like what Benjamin Franklin said,
    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

    That is what is happening under this awful law, essential liberty is being given up for the perception of safety. For myself, give me the liberty.

  • malcoolm1999

    Been for Trump all along. But, he has just lost my vote. Go Cruz.

  • KDC

    Donald, I love ya, but you’re treading on thin ice with this one. Surveillance is necessary, at times. However, keeping and storing all of “our” emails is a bit much let alone against our Constitutional rights. Not everyone is doing suspicious things, after all and as far as I know the 1st amendment still stands. It’s under attack, but still stands. Go after the bad guys!

    • bobnstuff

      KDC we agree. This kind of thing is what the constitution is meant to keep our government from doing. The Patriot Act was the biggest grab of our freedom in history. Big brother is watching you!

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