Rand Paul v. Barack Obama
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. Paul announced his plans to sue the Obama administration last week on “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
The press release from Rand Paul’s “RANDPAC” website is as follows:
WASHINGTON, DC – On February 12, 2014, Rand Paul will join Matt Kibbe, President of FreedomWorks, and lead counsel Ken Cuccinelli in announcing a class action lawsuit against President Barack Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of National Security Agency Keith Alexander, and FBI Director James Comey.
Immediately after the lawsuit filing, Rand Paul will host a press conference outside the courthouse with Matt Kibbe and Ken Cuccinelli.
Rand Paul stated: “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. 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.”
Matt Kibbe added “This class action suit isn’t about Republican versus Democrat, or progressive versus conservative. This is about defending the basic civil liberties of every American from a government that has crossed the line. FreedomWorks is participating in this suit on behalf of our community of 6 million citizens nationwide, along with any American who has a phone. If you use a phone, you should care about this case. Never in American history has there been such a warrantless gathering of citizens information. We believe it is time to put this before the courts. ”
Ken Cuccinelli added: “I am excited to be lead counsel for Rand Paul and FreedomWorks to get the Courts to affirm the rights protected by the 4th Amendment to the Constitution. We have assembled a legal team and we expect to be opposed by the vast resources of the federal government, yet I am optimistic that we will prevail, because we are seeking to protect a cornerstone of the Constitution.”
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
US District Court, District of Columbia
333 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC
If you wish to join Rand Paul’s class action lawsuit against President Obama’s clear violations of our 4th Amendment Rights, please click HERE to add your name to the lawsuit.