King: Snowden's NBC interview was an 'infomercial'

Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said Thursday that NBC News anchor Brian Williams gave Edward Snowden an “infomercial” in the interview the network aired Wednesday night.

Williams helped fuel the argument to grant Snowden clemency, King argued. 


“This is the whole myth that has developed around Edward Snowden. And, unfortunately, I think Brian Williams almost added to that last night, basically giving him an infomercial,” King said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

King criticized Williams for not asking Snowden more hard-hitting questions in the hourlong interview special.

“Brian Williams did not ask Edward Snowden one question, give the name of one American whose rights have been violated, give one instance where the NSA has violated the statute, has violated the court,” he said. “The fact is that that all of this talk, they cannot give one example of any American’s right being violated. In fact, this is the most scrutinized, carefully regulated system we have.”