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Marco Rubio says Snowden revelations 'most damaging' in U.S. history. What do historians say?

By Joshua Gillin
Published on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 12:03 p.m.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio makes it clear where he stands on Edward Snowden’s exposure of the National Security Agency’s spying programs: The situation couldn’t be more dire.

"The single most damaging revelation of American secrets in our history," Rubio said when asked about the matter after a foreign policy speech at the University of Texas on April 15.

We didn't fact-check Rubio, but we did survey a raft of historians and experts to see if they felt the senator was making a reasonable point.

The verdict: Reasonable, perhaps, but not definitive. Read the full report at PolitiFact national.

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