Bruce Lunsford on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate challenger
A: The secret warrantless wiretapping program was flat out wrong. The Bush administration went too far when it may not have even been necessary. Almost 99% of wiretapping applications were approved when they were submitted to judges.
Q: Do you support retroactive immunity to telecom companies that cooperated with the federal government on these efforts?
A: I think we should be focused on finding terrorists and not protecting corporate CEOs. I'm sure there was pressure from the Bush administration and that isn't an enviable position to be in for a company but what is wrong is wrong and there must be accountability. When mistakes were made in my companies, I took responsibility, took action and solved the problems. I was encouraged by news a few months ago that both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed new FISA bills with added privacy protections.
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