Graham: I’m ‘Glad’ Verizon Gave My Records To The NSA (VIDEO)


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Thursday that he is “glad” a major phone provider is turning over call logs from millions of Americans to the National Security Agency, in accordance to a classified order earlier this year.

In an appearance on “Fox and Friends,” Graham said that he is a Verizon customer and does not take issue with the service turning over records to the federal government if that information is used to track known terrorists.

Graham pointed to radical Islam and homegrown terrorism as major concerns: “It’s happening in our own backyard and I’m glad the NSA is trying to find out what terrorists are up to overseas and inside the country,” he said.


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