Speak­er John­son ‘hasn’t held his ground’ amid FISA crit­i­cism: Rand Paul

Speaker Johnson ‘hasn’t held his ground’ amid FISA criticism: Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul (R‑KY) has joined the grow­ing num­ber of crit­ics House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) faces with­in the Repub­li­can Par­ty, claim­ing that the House speak­er has not stood up against Democ­rats in Con­gress.
Paul’s crit­i­cism stems from John­son vot­ing with 126 Democ­rats and 86 Repub­li­cans against an amend­ment to the For­eign Intel­li­gence Sur­veil­lance Act, which would have required a war­rant for fed­er­al agen­cies to search the data of Unit­ed States cit­i­zens. The sen­a­tor argued that the Unit­ed States does not have a right to spy on its cit­i­zens, cit­ing the Fourth Amend­ment in the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion.
“FISA doesn’t obey the fourth amend­ment, and so Speak­er John­son was incred­i­bly wrong,” Paul said on Fox News’s Sun­day Morn­ing Futures with Maria Bar­tiro­mo. “He broke the tie. He vot­ed with the Democ­rats. Here we have the leader of the Repub­li­cans in the House votes with the Democ­rats against a war­rant require­ment. We also have Speak­er John­son vot­ing for the spend­ing pack­age, once again with the major­i­ty of the Democ­rats. As I see it now, I’m not so sure there’s a dif­fer­ence between Mike J …