Rep. Matt Gaetz Files Rep. Schiff’s Original FISA Bill from 2013
GAETZ: "In the United States of America, cash and a political party should never be convertible to a warrant to spy on American citizens. Because I expect Republicans and Democrats to both be in power at some point in the future, we should be looking for bipartisan solutions to revise the FISA process so that what happened to President Trump never happens to another American president.
So I went looking for solutions, and I found in 2013, the gentleman from California, the ranking member of the Intelligence Committee, wanted to give the President of the U.S. the power to appoint FISA judges. He argued that then judges would be diverse, and come from different areas in the U.S., and would be subject to Senate confirmation. Today, I filed that legislation, and I would encourage the gentleman from California to join me as a co-sponsor to advance bipartisan legislation to improve the FISA process. If it was good enough to give President Obama these powers, it’s good enough to give President Trump these powers."