Pelosi Confronted By Teen Reporter On NSA

“Why do you support the NSA’s illegal and ubiquitous data collection?”

Finally, a reporter asks House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) some tough questions. Unfortunately, this reporter is a teenager from the YouTube "TeenTake" and not someone from the Capitol Hill press corps. 

When Andrew Demeter asked Pelosi, “Why do you support the NSA’s illegal and ubiquitous data collection?” she had a bit of a "deer in the headlights" look on her face. 

“Well I, I do not, I have questions about the metadata collection that they were, uh, collecting,” Pelosi stammered in response.

Demeter, unlike his professional counterparts in the mainstream media, actually challenged Pelosi with a follow-up: "You did vote for a bill to continue funding for the NSA, though.” Pelosi responded, “Yeah, of course.” Demeter pressed the issue calling NSA data gathering a "clear violation of the Fourth Amendment.” 

Pelosi continued to stammer, hem and haw her way through an um-laden response before finally landing on some familiar turf: She blamed the Bush Administration.

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