sara http://wfpl.org en Louisville Tea Party Calls Mitch McConnell A Hypocrite for Defending NSA Surveillance http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-tea-party-calls-mitch-mcconnell-hypocrite-defending-nsa-surveillance-program <p>The Louisville Tea Party is blasting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for defending the National Security Agency's surveillance program while decrying a secret recording of his own campaign office.</p><p>Earlier this week, <a href="http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/06/reid-mcconnell-nsa-surveillance.php">McConnell said the NSA obtaining the call logs for millions of Americans is legal</a>, adding it has the proper congressional and judicial oversight.</p><p>McConnell acknowledged privacy concerns, but said the national intelligence director declassified enough information to downplay the public's concerns.</p><p>In a Twitter message sent out Wednesday afternoon, however, the tea party group representing Kentucky's largest city called McConnell a "hypocrite" for supporting the program.</p><p>"Hey @Team_Mitch, why do you get so upset when someone spies on you, but you want to spy on all of us?"</p><p>The online message makes reference to McConnell and his re-election staff crying foul over a liberal activist who recorded campaign strategy session. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:55:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5753 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Tea Party Calls Mitch McConnell A Hypocrite for Defending NSA Surveillance