Sen. Leahy Responds To President's NSA ReformsPlay
Responding to criticism from many corners, President Obama today mapped out some changes to the government's surveillance practices — practices that saw daylight when former NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed them in a huge data dump.
One of those voices of criticism belongs to Senator Patrick Leahy, Democrat of Vermont. He's also chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
He joins Here & Now's Robin Young from Capitol Hill.
- Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senator for Vermont since 1975. He’s the longest serving Democrat in the U.S. Senate, and chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. He tweets @SenatorLeahy.
This segment aired on January 17, 2014.