In case you missed the last Republica.n debate, and I won’t hold it against you if you did, Republican candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio got into a heated back and forth to prove how tough they will be against terrorism and immigration. And in the process, Ted Cruz blurted out some info abiut the NSA and data collection that was should have remained classified.
“What [Rubio] knows is that the old program covered 20 percent to 30 percent of phone numbers to search for terrorists,” Cruz said, clearly annoyed that he was being challenged by Rubio. Then he shared this indo. “The new program covers nearly 100 percent. That gives us greater ability to stop acts of terrorism, and he knows that that’s the case.”
Realizing what Cruz had just done on a nationally and internationally televised debate, Marco Rubio quickly interjected.
“Let me be very careful when answering this,” Rubio responded, “because I don’t think national television in front of 15 million people is the place to discuss classified information. So let me just be very clear. There is nothing that we are allowed to do under this bill that we could not do before.”