Conservative group smears Rep. Justin Amash as Marxist 'fellow traveler' for opposing NSA spying

A small conservative group has labelled a libertarian-leaning congressman a Marxist "fellow traveler" for speaking out against the U.S. National Security Agency.


USA Survival on Sunday uploaded video of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) speaking at a "Stop Watching Us" rally in Washington, D.C.

The group's video begins by asking, "Dupe or dope?" It says Amash joined "leftists, Marxists and the loony left at anti-NSA Rally." The video also notes that Amash teamed up with Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) to introduce a measure to defund some NSA surveillance operations.

“This isn't a partisan issue," Amash said at the rally. "This is for Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, conservatives and liberals, everyone in between. I have to tell you that when we were fighting for that Amash amendment, and we took to the House floor and had that debate, that was the proudest moment for me as an elected official."

USA Survival's video ends with a picture of NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden in prison. Above him reads the caption, "A Traitor, not a Hero."

On the USA Survival website, the group says it "specializes in exposing the United Nations, international organizations and extremist movements." USA Survival previously made headlines for its criticism of Fox News as pro-gay propaganda.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below: