He’s trying to block some lawyer for the merchants-of-death from being appointed as Assistant Attorney General over privacy concerns. Seems Trump’s nominee is anti-4th amendment and would be in a position to issue warrants to allow even more mass surveillance of innocent people.
This quote in favor of the nominee and mass spying in general really gets me:
“I think it should be a top priority, especially with all that’s occurring in the national security space right now, to have someone senior and approved by the Senate filling such an important role,” – Josh Geltzer, formerly a lawyer in the front office of the National Security Division
I’m so sick of this non-argument that “right now” at this very instant, the world is so dangerous that we have to be spied on twenty-four hours a day to protect us from the evil Emanuel Goldstein or Osama Bin Laden or ISIS or North Korea or Iran or Putin or whatever Cable News thinks I should be scared of. You see in the past people managed to survive without mass surveillance, but that’s because everybody everywhere was super peaceful and there was never any turmoil anywhere in the world. Not like today.