US Public Seems As Conflicted As Congress About Surveillance
As lawmakers in Congress struggle to extend the Patriot Act, polls seem to indicate the U.S. public is conflicted about government surveillance.By Sebastian Martinez | May 31, 2015
As the Senate convenes an unusual Sunday session to decide the fate of the USA Freedom Act — an extension of the Patriot Act — they're working on a hard deadline. (Video via C-SPAN)
Grappling over whether or not to extend the act's surveillance authorities has brought Congress to the brink of those authorities' expiration. (Video via MSNBC)
And while many lawmakers have cited, and will likely continue to cite the American people in their arguments, the general public seems as conflicted as the legislators.