Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Lindsey Graham: ‘If I thought censoring the mail was necessary, I would suggest it’

Lindsey Graham: ‘If I thought censoring the mail was necessary, I would suggest it’ 



Sen. Lindsey Graham would propose censoring Americans’ “snail” mail if he thought it would help protect national security, the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday. But for now, he says he doesn’t think it’s necessary.

Faced with questions about the disclosure that the National Security Agency has been collecting phone and email records of citizens, Graham pointed to a World War II-era program in which the federal government censored mail. He said it was appropriate at the time and that he would support reinstating the program if it aided security efforts.