Who said it?
1. “What’s infuriating here is Prime Minister [Vladimir] Putin of Russia abetting Snowden’s escape.”
2. “ [W]hat Snowden has revealed has caused irreversible and significant damage to our country and to our allies.”
3. “If he cozies up to the Russian government, it will be nothing but bad for his name in history. If he goes to an independent third country like Iceland and refuses to talk to any sort of formal government like this, I think there’s a chance that he’ll be seen as an advocate of privacy.”
4. “These programs are within the law. The business records section is reviewed by a federal judge every 90 days. . . . So here’s what happens with that program. The program is essentially walled off within the NSA. There are limited numbers of people who have access to it. The only thing taken, as has been correctly expressed, is not content of a conversation, but the information that is generally on your telephone bill, which has been held not to be private personal property by the Supreme Court. If there is strong suspicion that a terrorist outside of the country is trying to reach someone on the inside of the country, those numbers then can be obtained. If you want to collect content on the American, then a court order is issued.”
5. “Our party is in trouble with Hispanics, not because we’re conservative, but because of the rhetoric and the way that we’ve handled this issue. I want to get reattached to the Hispanic community…pass comprehensive immigration reform, grow this party. The Hispanic community is very close to our values, but we have driven them away over this issue. Let’s fix this problem for the good of the country and for the good of the party, and this bill does that.”