Both a top Democrat and a local Republican on Capitol Hill are expressing concerns about the size and scope of government snooping.
U.S Senator Dick Durbin and GOP representative Rodney Davis appeared live on 970 WMAY’s “Jim Leach Show.” In separate interviews, each said the collection of phone records on the vast majority of Americans has the potential for abuse.
Davis says he’s not aware that the privacy of innocent Americans has actually been violated, and notes that privacy and security are a delicate balance.
But Durbin sees little difference between the current program and similar surveillance under President George W. Bush… and says in both cases, the government went too far.
Listen to the interviews here.