Lee Defends Cruz, Parts Ways with Rubio over Surveillance Issue

Sen. Mike Lee says Marco Rubio is wrong to attack Ted Cruz for his support of the USA Freedom Act, which halted the NSA’s bulk collection of phone metadata. 

Reports BuzzFeed:

Republican Sen. Mike Lee on Wednesday slammed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for attacking Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over the USA Freedom Act at Tuesday night’s GOP debate.

Lee, who along with Cruz sponsored the bill that halted the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone metadata, said Rubio was wrong to say the bill made America less safe.

“Look, Marco Rubio has been attacking Ted Cruz on the USA Freedom Act, for his vote in favor of the USA Freedom Act, and he’s been doing so by suggesting that this has somehow made America less safe,” Lee said on Boston Herald Radio. “It simply is not true, and look, I’m really good friends with both of these guys, I really like both of them, but Marco’s wrong on this.”

“He’s just dead wrong,” he added, emphatically.