Senator says surveillance programs are an important tool to track, find and stop terrorists
Senator David Vitter says he supports continuation of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs recently disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
One program gathers U.S. phone records, the other is designed to track the use of Internet servers in the United States by foreigners with possible links to terrorism.
Appearing on the Denny Schaffer Show Tuesday, Vitter said, "I don't think it crosses any constitutional line. I think there's important oversight. Now, maybe we should put in even more. I wouldn't be opposed to that at all."
As for Snowden, Vitter says he committed a serious offense and should be prosecuted.
"Folks who work in those programs and then who blab about it completely contrary to an oath they signed and the law, they should be prosecuted," the senator said.