Pelosi On Edward Snowden: Not A Traitor But Needs To ‘face The Music’

Somebody should be in trouble for that and I want to know who’s responsible for that, she said. Some Republicans have argued that Snowdens actions were high-level espionage, done with the intent of spreading information to enemies. Speaking Thursday night on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” House Speaker John A. Boehner would not go that far but did call Snowden a traitor. From her left, Pelosi has been criticized by Snowdens defenders since he leaked the information to news organizations last year. In June, during an appearance at Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of thousands of liberal activists and bloggers, Pelosi was roundly booed after saying that she believed Snowden had broken the law. During the discussion with Times reporters and editors, Pelosi expressed optimism about her partys chances of taking over the House a possibility that is seen as remote by many strategists. She said the presidents healthcare bill would not negatively affect most members but, in any case, its worth taking the heat for. Members feel very proud of the bill. Were not proud of the website, she said, distancing the intent of Obamacare from its rocky rollout. And she called on Republicans to rally behind an immigration measure that included a path to citizenship for millions in the country illegally.

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