Should the U.S. Boycott Soshi Games over Snowden?
Edward Snowden is thanking Russia for giving him asylum. In a statement released by WikiLeaks, the man wanted by the U.S. for revealing secret National Security Agency surveillance programs also says the Obama administration is showing “no respect” for the law. But he says that “in the end the law is winning.” His lawyer says Snowden’s whereabouts will be kept secret now that he has left the transit zone of a Moscow airport and officially entered Russia.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham recently said the United States should consider boycotting the Soshi Olympics if Russia doesn’t turn over Snowden to the U.S. Many GOP leaders quickly denounced Grahams suggestion. House Speaker John Boehner said it would be unfair to punish American athletes.