HH: Senator John Cornyn of Texas has served in the United States Senate since 2002. He is the majority whip, the number two ranking member in the United States Senate. He’s also a former justice of the Texas Supreme Court, and I bring that up because it really will take the wisdom of Solomon to get through the next week. Senator Cornyn, welcome, good morning, how are you?
JC: Thanks, Hugh, I’m doing great. Thanks for having me on.
HH: This is such a challenging time, but I want to go in order of importance. Section 702, not a lot of Americans know about this, but if we do not listen to terrorists abroad, they will strike us at home. Will it get past the Senate?
JC: Yes, it will. We had a pivotal vote last night. We got to the 60 vote mark, and we’ll pass it in the next two days.
HH: That is great news. And it comes on the heels of awful news, which I want to bring up to you. I brought it up to Senator Portman as well. The CIA story on the front page of the New York Times, we have a traitor, and they have apparently done enormous damage to us. Have you been briefed on this, yet?
JC: Yes, I have. As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I, this is very sad news. It should be for all Americans, and certainly it gives us an idea about what we’re up against in dealing with China. It’s a big challenge for the United States across the board.