U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-
Dominican Republic New Jersey) expressed outrage on Sunday’s Meet the Press, Save Jerseyans, as a growing number of Latin American countries offer asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden:
It’s hard to miss the irony of Bob Menendez scrutinizing how federal officials and agents behave abroad. But that’s another story for another post, my friends…
Some conservatives continue to agree with Menendez, lauding the programs that Snowden alleges were the catalysts for his defection. I frankly don’t think that’s the most important consideration here particularly since the complaint is sealed and we don’t even know what Snowden leaked; morover, bellicose threats of sanctions from U.S. Senators who (1) likely knew the federal government was spying on its own citizens but (2) didn’t think it was worth telling us, don’t really impress me.
And isn’t THAT the point most worthy of our collective reflection, Save Jerseyans?
“It’s very clear that any of these countries that accept Snowden, offer him political asylum, are taking a step against the United States,” Menendez told David Gregory on Sunday. “It’s making a very clear statement. I’m not surprised by the countries that are offering him asylum. They like sticking it to the United States.”
We already know that the Obama Administration welcomes other countries sticking it to us, Senator. Remember when he explicitly told Vladimir Putin that we’re ready and willing to roll over? I’m much more worried when this country’s government starts sticking it to its own people.