An irate Congressman Peter King (R-N.Y.) during an interview Sunday morning said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) “doesn’t deserve to be in the United States Senate.”

The New York congressman’s comments were in reference to the Sen. Paul’s recent threat to sue the Obama White House over the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging surveillance policies.

The NSA, according to King, is “doing exactly what it’s supposed to be doing.”

“Rand Paul does not know what he’s talking about. And, Rand Paul is really spreading fear among the American people,” King said. “To me, he’s either totally uninformed or he’s part of that hate America crowd that I thought left us in the 1960s.”

“In any event, he doesn’t deserve to be in the United States Senate for spreading that type of misperception and absolute lies to be honest with you,” he added.


For his part, Sen. Paul during an earlier Sunday show defended his lawsuit against the NSA, explaining that Americans have a right to question warrantless data collection.

“I think the idea of a class-action lawsuit with hundreds of thousands of participants really beats home and brings to the forefront the idea that this is a generalized warrant and it should be considered unconstitutional,” Paul said.

(H/T: Huffington Post)

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