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.