Rep. Peter King calls Rand Paul’s remarks on Snowden ‘absolutely disgraceful’

By Eric W. Dolan
Sunday, June 23, 2013 14:06 EDT
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Peter King speaks to Fox News
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Representative Peter King (R-KY) lashed out at fellow Republican Rand Paul on Sunday over National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden.

King said on Fox News the United States should take whatever action necessary to extradite Snowden to the United States.

“I think it is important for the American people to realize that this guy is a traitor, a defector, he’s not a hero,” the congressman added. “And I heard Senator Rand Paul this morning actually compared Snowden to General Clapper. What’s happened to our country? This is a traitor, and for anyone to be comparing him to a U.S. military hero is absolutely disgraceful.”

Speaking with CNN’s Candy Crowley, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that National Intelligence director James Clapper “lied in Congress in defiance of the law in the name of security,” while “Snowden told the truth in the name of privacy.”

During a Senate Intelligence committee hearing in March, Clapper falsely said the NSA did not collect data on millions of Americans.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by Rep. Peter King, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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