If you want to win the millennial vote, you'll have to oppose NSA surveillance. S.E. Cupp explains.
S.E. Cupp: Let me tell you a secret. You wanna win millennial voters? They care about one issue. That is the NSA spying program.
They will vote for any party that is with them on that issue. They are deeply offended that the NSA is collecting their data and they were deeply disappointed that the Obama administration defended and justified the program.
Not to mention they’re pretty sympathetic to someone like Edward Snowden, who revealed it all.
I was at an event not long ago with Judge Richard Leon, who had just ruled on the constitutionality of the NSA spying program and he found it was likely unconstitutional.
This is a guy who has adjudicated Gitmo cases! Big stuff! And yet he said he’s never received so much mail as he did on this NSA spying case. And it was mostly from young people who are appreciative of this ruling.
So the people on both sides of the aisle, the Rand Paul’s and the Glenn Greenwald’s, who oppose this invasion of privacy, they will be the ones who earn the trust of millennial voters.
And the folks who defend it and support it, will lose it, and at a great cost.
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