Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday he doesn't think Edward Snowden should face a death sentence or be sent to prison for life even as he said that Snowden broke the law when he revealed government documents on U.S. surveillance programs.

"I don't think Edward Snowden deserves the death penalty or life in prison," Paul said on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos." "I think that's inappropriate. And I think that's why he fled, because that's what he faced."