Pelosi: ‘No Point’ to McConnell’s NSA Extension

Posted May 21, 2015 at 11:45am

At her weekly news conference Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pushed back on a two-month extension of the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program touted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying there is “no point” to extending the program.

“I think they should face reality and come up with a bill — why are we having a two month delay?” Pelosi said. “Is this a surprise to anybody over there that this is happening? … What is the point of going to two months? All these two month things as if all of a sudden in two months, of which half of it we’re not even here, they’re going to come up with a bill.”

The House passed the USA Freedom Act, 338-88, last week, which would overhaul the NSA’s existing surveillance programs.