Sen. Lindsey Graham said he doesn’t care about the federal government collecting his Verizon phone records because he’s not “talking to terrorists.”
Instead, the South Carolina Republican said Thursday he’s “glad” the National Security Agency is “trying to find out what terrorists are up to overseas and throughout the country.” He confirmed that he was aware of the activity prior to Wednesday’s bombshell report in the Guardian newspaper.
“I’m a Verizon customer, I don’t mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the government’s going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United States,” Graham said on Fox News.
Fox host Steve Doocy said he’s also a Verizon customer and therefore has been tracked by the NSA.
“I don’t think you’re talking to terrorists, I know you’re not, I know I’m not, so we don’t have anything to worry about,” Graham said. “I’m glad the activity’s going on but it is limited to tracking people who are suspected to be terrorists and who they may be talking to.”
Fox host Brian Kilmeade asked whether Graham was “sure” about that.
“I am sure that that’s what they’re doing,” Graham said. “I’m sure we should be doing this.”
Watch below, via the Raw Story: