Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the following statement on reports of thousands of privacy violations and illegal surveillance each year by the National Security Agency (NSA):
"As more and more is revealed about the NSA's sweeping surveillance practices, we are just scratching the surface of the full scope of blatant violations of personal privacy and freedoms. The news today uncovering even more abuse and overreach is extremely troubling. It also raises more questions about how extensive and invasive these programs truly are. The American people deserve to know more about the extent of the NSA's intrusions on our civil liberties."
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has repeatedly expressed concern about the NSA's actions and was a vocal leader in supporting the efforts of Reps. John Conyers and Justin Amash to end funding for invasive surveillance programs that target innocent Americans.