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Pataki: Paul is Putting Americans at Risk for ‘Political Reasons’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Republican presidential candidate and former governor of New York, George Pataki discussed Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) attempt to let parts of the Patriot Act expire at midnight and said on Paul is “putting Americans at risk for a political reason.”

Pataki said, “To me it’s totally wrong that a filibuster would be used to create this void in our security at a time when we are at risk. And I honestly think, Jim, we are at as great a risk today as we have been at anytime since September 11th of another terrorists attack. I hope they can get it done today.”

He added, “I think he is wrong on this position where he is going to by himself block re-authorization of the new creation of authority to protect us and provide the intelligence we need to protect us in these dangerous times. I think he is wrong. I don’t understand why, if it’s going to happen on Wednesday or Thursday, he doesn’t allow it to happen today. It is simply putting Americans at risk for a political reason. I  think it’s wrong and I think it’s unfortunate.”

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