Eric Cantor ducks on PRISM

Eric Cantor is pictured. | AP PhotoPolitico – by Tal Kopan

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Monday wouldn’t say whether he knew about the National Security Agency’s PRISM surveillance system , noting there are a number of classified programs the government uses.

Asked by “CBS This Morning” host Norah O’Donnell whether he knew about PRISM before the disclosures, the No. 2 Republican in the House said, “There are a variety of classified programs that exist for us to, again, guard against a terrorist threat.”  

Cantor said the courts had upheld the program, but shifted the conversation to the source of the leaks, saying that the question now is, “What exactly has this individual done? Where are these programs in terms of their status now if information has been leaked?”

Host Charlie Rose asked Cantor if the Obama administration’s surveillance goes further than that of the Bush administration.

“We again, Charlie, these are questions we don’t know the answer to,” Cantor said.

“How do you not know the answer? I mean you’re one of the top ranking Republicans on Capitol Hill, you have access and oversight, and you don’t know the answers?” O’Donnell interjected, saying that Americans should be concerned that Congress didn’t have the ability to oversee the executive branch on the issue.

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3 thoughts on “Eric Cantor ducks on PRISM

  1. Cantor’s only concern is for Israel. Since Israel is “mining” this data, Cantor will just put up a foo-foo protest. Throw that Dual-Citizen Fifth Columnist OUT of America.

  2. Until everyone is aware that the Congress has NO power over Presidential action other than weak complaining, nothing will change! Roosevelt dissolved the Congress in 1933 when he declared the country insolvent under the Emergency Banking Act of 1933. That’s also how he ran for 4 terms & instilled a Stalin style of Gov’t in the USA, of which still remains today!!!!!! Our Congress has never been reinstated & continues to act in NAME ONLY—–Until the Elitist Hoard is EXPOSED & PROSECUTED for high crimes & tyranny against the AMERICAN PEOPLE, OUR PATH WILL CONTINUE TOWARD DARKNES OF THE TOTALITARIAN NEW WORLD ORDER—–Each of us must decide what we want & which action to choose—–FIGHT FOR LIBERTY & FREEDOM

  3. ..impeach Eric Cantor…impeach him….charge him with treason…convict him…and hang him….


    RJ O’Guillory
    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

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