Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) voiced concerns on Tuesday that the U.S. government may use a drone missile to kill Edward Snowden, who recently leaked classified information on National Security Administration surveillance programs.
"I'm worried about somebody in our government might kill him with a cruise missile or a drone missile," Paul said during an interview on Fox Business News. "I mean, we live in a bad time where American citizens don't even have rights and that they can be killed. But the gentleman is trying to tell the truth about what's going on."
Paul, an fervent libertarian whose son, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), staged an hours-long Senate filibuster in March in protest of the Obama administration's drone policy.
Paul lamented that Americans are in an age "where people who tell the truth about what the government is doing can get into trouble."