NSA

Pelosi Booed By Liberal Activists Over Comments About Edward Snowden

Said the NSA whistleblower broke laws

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was heckled and booed by liberal activists Saturday when she said that Edward Snowden broke the law when he revealed classified information about secret surveillance programs.

Another round of disapproval came when the former House speaker said Americans' rights to privacy must be balanced with the nation's security needs.

Snowden "did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents," she said during a luncheon Q-and-A on the closing day of Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of thousands of liberal activists and bloggers.

The crowd erupted in boos.