Lieberman Defends Internet Emergency Powers

Sen. Joseph Lieberman defended his proposal to grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or shut down portions of the Internet. It's vital that the president can "say to an electric company or to say to Verizon, in the national interest, 'There's an attack about to come, and I hereby order you to put a patch on this, or put your network down on this part, or stop accepting any incoming from country A,'" said Lieberman.