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Why a Sitting U.S. Senator Is Following Through on His Threat to Sue President Obama


"I expect this case to go all the way to the Supreme Court and I predict the American people will win."

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at McGavock High School, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn., about education. President Obama also talked about a fatal shooting involving two students at the school earlier this week. This trip is part of a four-stop tour President Barack Obama is making to expand on themes from his State of the Union address. (AP Photo) AP Photo

Following through on previous threats, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will sue President Barack Obama and others in his administration over the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance programs, the senator’s political action committee confirmed.

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File 

Paul plans to file the lawsuit on Wednesday morning at the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. He will reportedly be joined by FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

In addition to Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of the National Security Agency Keith Alexander and FBI Director James Comey will also be listed as defendants in the class-action lawsuit.

"I am filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama because he has publicly refused to stop a clear and continuing violation of the 4th Amendment," Paul said in a statement. “The Bill of Rights protects all citizens from general warrants. I expect this case to go all the way to the Supreme Court and I predict the American people will win.”

A press conference featuring Paul, Kibbe and Cuccinelli is planned after the lawsuit is filed.

Internet users who visit Paul's political action committee website,, are given the option to join the class-action lawsuit and "stand with Rand."

As TheBlaze reported last week, Paul announced his plans to sue the Obama administration last week on "Hannity."

(H/T: Business Insider)

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