Speaking on stage Saturday at the NetRoots Nation conference in San Jose, Calif, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was booed when she said the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden broke the law when he leaked classified documents revealing secret surveillance programs.
During Pelosi‚Äôs time on stage she also called on the audience to reject any comparisons between Barrack Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush on their oversight of surveillance programs, reports¬†the Hill.
He did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents,‚ÄĚ Pelosi stated, drawing loud boo‚Äôs from her audience.
‚ÄúI understand, I understand, but he did violate the law. And the fact is that, again, we have to have the balance between security and privacy, and we don‚Äôt know what sources and methods may have been revealed, which is a tough thing.‚ÄĚ
Most polls you come across seem to show division between approval and disapproval of the NSA leaks but by the reaction Pelosi received, its hard to believe that most Americans would disapprove of Snowdens actions.
Pelosi can try to detach Obama from¬†Bush but at this stage in Obama‚Äôs presidency, after a recent flooding of scandal, the American people are coming to the realization that the government over reach has gone to far and common sense/law is being spit on by their representatives.
It‚Äôs a sad state of affairs when legislatures like Pelosi cannot recognize what the law is.
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