Peter King vs. Rand Paul: King Says Rand Paul Spreading 'Misinformation and Distortion' About NSA

On Fox News Sunday, the New York congressman continued his campaign against the Kentucky senator

Rep. Peter King Slams Rand Paul: ‘Just a Grab Bag of Misinformation and Distortion’ (Daily Caller)

New York Republican Rep. Peter King accused Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul of misinforming the people and distorting information.

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” King took issue with the Paul’s efforts to restrict domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency amid accusations the agency is collecting private data on millions of Americans.

“I totally disagree with what Sen. Rand Paul said,” King said. “That was just a grab bag of misinformation and distortion coming from him. The fact is John [Roberts], look at this — take Rand Paul’s own numbers. He says there’s billions of phone calls being collected. It’s not even true, but let’s assume he’s being right for once — billions of phone calls being collected. You juxtapose that with 2,800 violations, which were self-reported by the NSA, which are not violating anybody’s rights. You’re talking about 1,900 being foreigners, and when they came to the U.S., their foreign mobile phone wasn’t immediately transferred over the way they were supposed to be. No Americans rights were violated with that. The others were records which were kept more than five years by accident, self-reported by the NSA.”

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