In August 2007, the creep McConnell introduced the Protect America Act of 2007, which allows the National Security Agency to monitor certain telephone and electronic communications inside and outside the United States without obtaining a warrant.
On April 21, 2009, McConnell delivered a blistering speech to the Senate criticizing United States President Barack Obama's then-plans to close the Guantanamo.
McConnell voted for the initial War in Iraq, has supported the "troop surge", and opposed a timetable for withdrawal from the country.
During the BI interview this exchange took place:
BI: So if you had the chance to address the Ron Paul Universe, how would you address any criticism that you have sold out Ron Paul to take a position with the GOP Establishment?
Benton: First of all, I absolutely love all of Dr. Paul's supporters. I admire every single one of them for the different things that they bring to the table.
My position is a bit different — I believe that everyone should pursue their passions, and be where they can best make a difference. Where I believe I can make a difference is to help bring the voice of the Liberty Movement and the voice of the Tea Party into a governing coalition. Some people want to work outside of the system, some people want to be 100% rigid — I view what I want to do is try to work with people who want to take our ideas seriously. I want to try to get as many of our ideas as I can included in the solution.
The full interview is here.