Originally Posted by suited
How do you interpret Cruz's statement?
No solid idea, honestly. I only saw it quoted here and haven't read/heard it in context.
But with that caveat, your interpretation here strikes me as a reasonable one:
Cruz's response was to let local law enforcement handle surveillance as they would in another other situation
Assuming that's correct, though, I'm not sure what what "empower" is supposed to mean in real-world terms rather than empty rhetoric. Is he proposing to give them some legal authority they don't currently have?