Santorum on NSA Fight: 'Hopefully Rand Paul Won't Prevail'
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On "Your World" today, former Sen. Rick Santorum reacted to the claims made by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) about ISIS being created by GOP "hawks."
Paul blamed his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group on MSNBC earlier this week.
“ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately,” Paul said on “Morning Joe.” “They created these people. ISIS is all over Libya because these same hawks in my party loved – they loved Hillary Clinton’s war in Libya. They just wanted more of it.”
Neil Cavuto asked Santorum if he thinks that Paul has put the United States in a compromised security position.
"Well hopefully Rand Paul won't prevail, that the senate will do what it must do, which is to keep our defenses up and follow through with a plan that balances the interests," Santorum replied. "It's always a [balance] between security and freedom and that's in every aspect of our [lives]."
Santorum said that he voted for the Patriot Act and that he would vote for it again if he had to.
"I think it's been very effective in keeping Americans safe," he stated. "I remember when [the] Patriot Act was put forth. There [were] concerns about repeated terrorist attacks going on on a constant basis and that's not happened as much as anyone predicted during that time."
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