Senator John Kerry issued the following statement on the federal judge’s ruling today that the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and must be stopped immediately:
“The court ruled today that no one is above the law. Now we need an honest debate and constructive steps, not another public relations onslaught from an administration that’s good at hiding the truth and spinning the politics and sorely lacking when it comes to making America safe in the world or bringing people together at home.”
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales jumped on the decision almost immediately saying the Bush Administration "disagrees with the ruling and has appealed."
"We also believe very strongly that the program is lawful," he said in Washington, adding that the program is "reviewed periodically" by lawyers to determine its effectiveness and ensure lawfulness.