Manchin Compares NSA To ‘Big Brother’

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Sunday compared the National Security Agency to “Big Brother.”

“And now we found out that Big Brother is truly watching you,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union” about revelations about the NSA’s metadata collection program.

Manchin said he is hopeful that the proposal by the surveillance advisory panel that urged President Obama to curb the NSA’s spying powers will bring about surveillance reform.

“How do we protect the privacies of each and every American, but also protect the security of our country?” Manchin asked. “There’s a fine balance there.”

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