July 29, 2013
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) called a recent attempt to halt NSA gathering of phone data “dangerous.”
The House narrowly rejected an amendment Wednesday from Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), that would have stripped funding for the program, which has come under heavy scrutiny.
Rogers on Sunday defended the program, calling it a “real success,” and said halting it could expose the U.S. to future terror attacks.
“What you’re doing is taking away the one tool that we know will allow us the nexus between a foreign terrorist overseas talking to someone in the United States,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “It has saved real lives, real folks have come home with their legs…because of this program.”
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