Republican presidential contender Rand Paul opined on “Fox and Friends” Monday morning that any information obtained using metadata collection under the Patriot Act should be purged from government records. (VIDEO: Rand Paul Snaps At Hostile CNBC Host: ‘Slanted … Full Of Distortions’)
“I had breakfast with a former head of the NSA not too long ago, and I asked him, ‘Can you get more information with a traditional warrant with a person’s name on it, or with a metadata collection?’” Paul said. “He says, absolutely you get more information with a warrant.’ I’m not asking for no collection of records.”
“Do you believe that that information that has already been obtained, been collected should be used?” asked host Elizabeth Hasselbeck.
[bctt tweet=”I think It should be purged. @RandPaul”]
“I think it should be purged.” Paul responded. “I think that information was collected illegally and should be purged.” (RELATED: Rand Paul Ends 10-And-A-Half Hour Filibuster)