Rep. Michael McCaul: U.S. must step up efforts to get Edward Snowden
A key congressional Republican said Sunday that the Obama administration must step up efforts and exert “any and all pressure” on Russia to get it to hand over Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor turned fugitive leaker.
“I’m sure Russia loves this,” Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said of the Snowden drama that has opened the United States to international criticism.
McCaul told “Fox News Sunday” that the Russians are “making a mockery” of U.S. foreign policy, and, “I’m sure every day, they’re extracting more and more information from this man.”
Snowden has been stranded at a Moscow airport since June. He broke three weeks of silence Friday and said he wanted asylum in Russia until he can go to Latin America.