Rep. Peter King: 'If We Listen to Rand Paul, Americans Could Die'
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) plans to bring a class-action lawsuit against the Obama administration over the National Security Agency’s surveillance program.
The senator made the announcement on Friday night’s Hannity, and has repeatedly spoken out against the collection of millions of Americans’ phone records.
Today on America’s News HQ, Rep. Peter King (R-NY), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, slammed Sen. Paul’s criticism of the NSA. “It infuriates me that people like Rand Paul are putting American lives at risk. If we listen to Rand Paul and follow his policy, Americans could die. The NSA has stopped attacks against the United States.”
King cited the thwarted terrorist attack on the New York City subway system as an example of NSA policies working. “If Rand Paul had been around and we listened to him, hundreds of New Yorkers would be dead today. That would be on his conscious. Maybe it wouldn’t be, maybe it wouldn’t bother him. I don’t know, but the fact is he has to realize there is an impact in what he says. If we follow his policies, it’s going to lead to the death of Americans.”