Bipartisan Furor Over NSA Program
Posted on May 11, 2006
With Republicans and Democrats demanding answers about the alleged NSA phone record collection program, Bush will apparently address the issue today.
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham: “The idea of collecting millions or thousands of phone numbers, how does that fit into following the enemy?”
GOP Sen. Arlen Specter vows to get answers from AT&T, Verizon and Bell South.
Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy: “It is our government, it’s not one party’s government.”
WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans and Democrats demanded answers from the Bush administration Thursday about a government spy agency secretly collecting records of ordinary Americans’ phone calls to build a database of every call made within the country.
The White House said President Bush would speak to the issue. Bush was to comment before leaving for a commencement address at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Biloxi.
The top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said he was shocked by the revelation about the National Security Agency.