“To those urging a pardon of Edward Snowden: You are suggesting President @realDonaldTrump pardon a traitor,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “Edward Snowden is NOT a victim. Snowden has American blood on his hands and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
“To pardon Snowden would be a betrayal of all those who have sacrificed since 9/11 to protect our nation,” Graham continued…
Other Republicans have sided with Snowden, including Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who slammed a tweet from GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, that said pardoning Snowden would be “unconscionable.”
“The Cheney ideology supporting forever wars puts more troops at risk than @Snowden ever did,” Gaetz tweeted back. He asserted that pardoning Snowden was “the right thing to do.”