Prior to today’s cloture vote on Senate Bill 1038, which would extend provisions of the Patriot Act, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky offered the following thoughts on the issue:
You should know that the cloture vote passed the Senate by a significant margin, 74-8. The eight Senators who voted no are: Max Baucus (D-MT), Mark Begich (D-AK), Dean Heller (R-NV), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rand Paul (R-KY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Jon Tester (D-MT). Will any other Senators vote against the measure once it comes to a full vote on the Senate floor?
But don’t worry! If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to fear! Right?