Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) defended his recent vote on government surveillance and accused CNN debate moderator Dana Bash of posing a question with an inaccurate premise during Tuesday’s GOP presidential debate.
“You voted for a bill that President Obama signed into law just this past June that made it harder for the government to access Americans’ phone records. In light of the San Bernardino attack, was your vote a mistake?” Bash asked.
“Well, Dana, the premise of your question is not accurate,” Cruz responded. “I’m very proud to have joined with conservatives in both the Senate and the House to reform how we target bad guys.”
Cruz said the USA Freedom Act “ended the federal government’s bulk collection of bulk metadata of millions of law-abiding citizens” and “strengthen the tools of national security and law enforcement to go after terrorists.”
The Texas Republican also said the bill puts the focus on “targeting the bad guys,” something he claimed President Barack Obama has failed to do.
You can read more about the USA Freedom Act here.