Representative Peter King (R-NY) criticized Kentucky Senator and GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul for being “consumed by the NSA” and making it “the villain” “when it’s Al Qaeda, it’s ISIS, it’s this whole array of Islamist terrorists we’re against” on Monday’s “Situation Room” on CNN.
King stated, “The NSA is essential. I’d rather have it continue as-is, but at least have it continue under the amended, — the revised form, that came out of the House. But it’s irresponsible and people like Rand Paul, who, again, somehow make the NSA the villain, when it’s Al Qaeda, it’s ISIS, it’s this whole array of Islamist terrorists we’re against, and somehow Rand Paul is consumed by the NSA. I’ve never met a more patriotic group of people than the men and women of the NSA. and I also believe full constitutional protections are in place right now. The House bill would even increase those protections and there’s no excuse for it to be allowed to lapse.”
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