Jeb Bush says Rand Paul 'wrong' on ending surveillance laws [View all]
By ERIK SCHELZIG
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Saturday that Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is "wrong" on his efforts to end post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists.
Bush, a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016, called for the reauthorization of the Patriot Act enacted under the presidency of his brother George W. Bush.
"What I admire most about my brother was he kept us safe," Jeb Bush said at a Tennessee Republican Party fundraiser. "And I believe people will respect him for a long time because of that."
Without action by midnight Sunday, a number of tools that permit law enforcement to pursue and investigate suspected terrorists will expire. Paul, a senator from Kentucky, has said he will use his right to delay a final vote and let the powers lapse once midnight arrives.
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a Tennessee Republican Party fundraiser in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, May 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)
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