Top Dem ‘Not Moved’ by Snowden Message

by Andrew Stiles

Representative Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), a senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he was “not moved” by NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s Christmas video message, and noted the “irony” of Snowden’s delivering that message from Russia, “one of the foremost Big Brother states in the world.”

“[Snowden] has kindled an important debate, but frankly I think it came from a mixture of motivations on his part, and I think he should have stayed in the United States and been willing to stand up for his beliefs,” Schiff said.