"I want to protect our privacy and our constitutional rights. But objections to intelligence operations must be based on facts and not rumors or misunderstandings," Mr. Stewart said. "Limiting access to critical law enforcement tools to stop these plots would directly put Americans in danger."
"The radicalization is something that you know, again, it doesn't happen overnight," Mr. Stewart said. "Now if someone ... is deranged, [you] have mental health issues, there's evidence of that, generally. But the position I'm taking on this is that someone doesn't wake up and have this type of evil intent without that emerging over time, and generally being fostered by someone."