The top Republican on the House Homeland Security committee has challenged suggestions that the Obama administration may have issued recent terrorism alerts to make a stronger case for the National Security Administration’s controversial electronic surveillance program.

"It's absolutely crazy to say there's any conspiracy here," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Sunday on ABC's "This Week". "Just from seeing the intelligence, I've seen it, the government would have been totally negligent to not take the actions taken."