These two republicans (McConnell and Cornyn) are among over fifty US senators who are willing to stomp upon the 4th amendment to the United States Constitution. Shame on them!
Cloture on S.Amdt. 4787 (McCain) to H.R. 2578: To amend section 2709 of title 18, United States Code, to clarify that the Government may obtain a specified set of electronic communication transactional records under that section, and to make permanent the authority
What they were attempting to do is support an amendment to legislation that would give the FBI power to take internet records, including browser histories and email metadata, without a court order.¹
What happened to probable cause and securing a court ordered search warrant to find and prosecute the ‘bad guys’? Given our government’s all consuming desire for power and control, do we want this?
1. Nelson, Steven. “Senate Falls 1 Vote Short of Giving FBI Access to Browser Histories Without Court Order.” US News. U.S.News & World Report, 22 June 2016. Web. 22 June 2016.