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Ted Cruz cautions against 'rush to judgment' of NSA surveillance

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a news conference May 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) held a news conference with Tea Party leaders and congressional members to discuss the IRS scandal of targeting the Tea Party. Credit: Getty Images

Appearing on Fox News this morning, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz admitted that while concerned about the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance programs, he was reserving judgment on the issue.

“I think it depends on what the contours of the program are and I don’t think we should rush to judgment or jump to conclusions,” Cruz responded when asked about the controversial monitoring programs.


Cruz's remarks come just days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano dismissed the idea that such surveillance programs have created an "Orweillian state."

“I think people have gotten the idea that there’s an Orwellian state out there that somehow we’re operating in. That’s far from the case,” she recently said during an appearance on Road to City Hall. “No one should believe that we are simply going willy-nilly and using any kind of data that we can gather."

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