Roberts thinks NSA program is needed

Though he doesn’t like the press coverage of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, or how President Obama has handled the leaks, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., thinks the program is needed. “The Constitution is not a suicide pact,” Roberts said at a Rotary Club meeting Monday in Salina. “The danger is still out there.” Roberts, who previously served as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he gives “the benefit of the doubt to the NSA,” but he acknowledged that “this has been a public-relations nightmare.”