Gingrich: ‘1st Major Attack on US, Millennials’ Will Change Minds on NSA
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich excoriated NSA leaker Edward Snowden on Meet the Press Sunday morning, arguing that he had set a dangerous precedent by leaking classified information about U.S. surveillance operations, and that younguns would no longer hold him in such esteem were there ever a major attack on the United States.
“The first time there’s a major attack on the United States, all the millennials are going to decide they really want the government to protect them,” Gingrich alleged.
“The core idea here that one person has the right to judge very complex issues more than the commander in chief, more than the Congress, more than the Secretary of Defense, is an act of such extraordinary arrogance that it threatens the very fabric of our national security,” he continued. “The precedent he sets, if we decide it’s okay to be a Snowden, then we are really going to have dramatically crippled our capacities.”
Watch the clip below, via NBC News:
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