Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden does not deserve the death penalty or life in prison even though he broke the law in leaking thousands of classified documents outlining U.S. surveillance programs.
“I think that’s inappropriate and I think that’s why he fled, because that’s what he faced,” Paul said onFace the Nation.
Paul, a libertarian and potential 2016 presidential candidate, said Friday he plans to lead a class action lawsuit against the NSA over its data collection programs. Paul claims that hundreds of thousands of supporters have signed on to his lawsuit thanks to the information brought to light by the former NSA contractor.
I think, really, in the end,” Paul told ABC, “history’s going to judge that he revealed great abuses of our government and great abuses of our intelligence community.”
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Good for Rand! This is one of those rare circumstances I actually agree with Rand Paul! This NSA **** is really bringing people from all across the political spectrum together!