Domestic Surveillance and Executive Powers
Former Vice President Al Gore spoke about domestic surveillance and other policies of the Bush administration, saying that the president… read more
Former Vice President Al Gore spoke about domestic surveillance and other policies of the Bush administration, saying that the president had been “breaking the law repeatedly and insistently” in a “shameful exercise of power” that threatened the structure of checks and balances. He also called on Congress to exercise its oversight powers and for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the abuse of executive power.
Vice President Gore also drew parallels between the illegal wire-tapping of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the National Security Agency surveillance program. The event held in the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Constitution Hall on the holiday marking civil rights leader’s birthday.
Representative Barr was scheduled to participate by remote link, but technical difficulties interrupted the connection. close
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