I don't think it does any good for diplomacy to be spying on the Pope and I want an explanation from the President: http://t.co/H8w235J2DqRand Paul is outraged at reports that the NSA spied on the Vatican and Pope Francis during the conclave to elect him pope. He has introduced a "sense of the senate" resolution calling on President Obama to "directly address the serious allegation whether his administration monitored the calls of Pope Francis or the conclave selecting the Pope."
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) October 31, 2013
The resolution also states the NSA, "monitored telephone calls made to and from a residence in Rome where then Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio stayed during the conclave selecting Bergoglio, now known as His Holiness Pope Francis, to succeed Pope Benedict XVI."
Paul says he expects to get an answer from Obama. Let's hope he filibusters a nomination until Obama does respond.