(Columbia, SC) – In response to new NSA disclosures detailing privacy violations, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jay Stamper today called on Senator Lindsey Graham to apologize to the people of South Carolina for misleading them about the NSA’s record of domestic spying.
In June, Senator Graham defended NSA surveillance practices, saying they are “limited to tracking people who are suspected to be terrorists.”
The NSA has now disclosed that one of its programs illegally intercepted tens of thousands of domestic emails and communications annually for at least three years before informing the FISA court.
“Lindsey Graham was aware of NSA privacy violations and deliberately misled South Carolinians,” said Stamper. “Accordingly, I call on Senator Graham to apologize to the people of South Carolina.”
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