Sen. Rand Paul Says He’s Suing Obama Administration Over NSA ‘Snooping on the American People’

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul says he is filing a class-action lawsuit against the Obama administration over the data-collection policies of the National Security Agency. And on his campaign website, he’s urging Americans to join the lawsuit, in his words, “to stop Barack Obama’s NSA from snooping on the American people.”

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (Image source: Getty Images/Alex Wong)

In an interview airing Friday night on the Fox News show “Hannity,” the Kentucky Republican tells host Eric Bolling that he believes everyone in the U.S. with a cellphone would be eligible to join the class-action suit.

Paul says that people who want to join the suit are telling the government that it can’t have access to emails and phone records without permission or without a specific warrant.

Paul says the lead lawyer in the suit is Virginia’s former attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli.

Previously Paul has called “spying without warrants unconstitutional” and has battled prominent Republicans New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Congressman Peter King of New York over the issue.

Here’s the clip from Fox News via YouTube:

This story has been updated to reflect the fact that Eric Bolling hosted Friday night’s “Hannity” program.