Corker Says He’s A Concerned Verizon Customer

Sen. Bob Corker wrote a letter asking for a briefing about why the NSA needs cell phone records. Credit: Office of Sen. Corker

Sen. Bob Corker wrote a letter asking for a briefing about why the NSA needs cell phone records. Credit: Office of Sen. Corker

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he’s a Verizon customer, and he’s not so sure he wants the National Security Agency keeping tabs on his call history.

“The fact that all of our calls are being gathered in that way – ordinary citizens throughout America – to me is troubling. And there may be some explanation, but we all as citizens are owed that.”

Corker, who is the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, penned a letter to President Obama asking for an explanation by Monday – even if behind closed doors – of how the information is useful for national security.

However, some in the GOP have come to defend the White House. Republican Lindsey Graham says he’s “glad” the NSA is collecting call records, so long as it’s watching out for Islamic extremists.

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