Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he's "reserving judgment" on Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked information regarding some of the agency's telephone and Internet-tracking programs.

"I think it's a complicated issue," Paul said  on "CBS This Morning." "I think when people choose civil disobedience, they're at their wit's end and think there's no other choice. We've had civil disobedience in our history, sometimes they turn out that we laud them and other times we say they went too far. I personally am trying to work within the law and change the law, I think that's what my job is and I think we can challenge the president on this, particularly his hypocrisy. I'm reserving judgment on Mr. Snowden, but I think he felt like something like this was so wrong -- millions of phone records being looked at."