That is besides the point.
Among other things, timing is critical.
Americans have been demanding that the NSA and that whole thing be shut down for quite a while. Those demands should have and could have been met well before this circus act decided to pull it on to their stage.
What Rand and the GOP are doing is nothing better than a ploy to boots brand image so that it might be in a better position to take the White House.
Even the where the Media portraying Rand as some sort of maverick who is defying the GOP, is an act used to bolster / catapult the latest GOP prostitute - Rand has the same oligarchical pimps as does the rest of the GOP.
The only reason he is making a show of it, is because the GOP sees it as an opportunity, and they are allowed to do it because it won't interfere with what Wall Street (et. al.) wants.