Oh no, I'm not justifying it. I'm pointing out that some people will say that the politician or political party they oppose is doing things like this, yet they conveniently forget that their favored politicians and party do exactly the same thing. In fact, it's things like this that both parties seem to agree on. The NDAA was pushed just as hard by Republicans in Congress as it was by the administration. And the granting of immunity to the telcos for helping the government spy on Americans was just as bipartisan.
In short, most all of them are in it up to their eyeballs.