Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) on Sunday called WikiLeaks founder Jullian Assange "a high-tech terrorist" and called for full prosecution after last week's leaks of sensitive diplomatic cables.

Speaking on NBC's "Meet The Press," McConnell condemned the disclosures and called for Assange to be prosecuted "to the fullest extent of the law."

"I think the man is a high-tech terrorist," McConnell said. "He's done enormous damage to our country, and I think he needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and if that becomes a problem, we need to change the law. It's done enormous damage to our country and to our allies around the world."

Assange, who is in Britain, is fighting a deportation measure to Sweden.