Surveillance

Lindsey Graham Is Predictably Thrilled NSA Is Collecting Tons of Phone Records

Because terrorism

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Frequent critic of the White House Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is defending the National Security Agency's reported collection of millions of Americans' phone calls, saying he's more concerned about terrorism.

"I'm glad the NSA is trying to find out what the terrorists are up to overseas and in our country," Graham said Thursday morning on "Fox & Friends."

As a customer of Verizon, the subject of the court order, Graham said he and others had nothing to worry about.

"I'm a Verizon customer. I don't mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the government is going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United States. I don't think you're talking to the terrorists. I know you're not. I know I'm not. So we don't have anything to worry about."