House Homeland Security Chair Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) charged the president's proposed reforms to the NSA as being purely "window dressing."
He defended the NSA programs and said blame lies with the president for not making the case to the American people.
"He's failed to explain these programs, which are lawful, which have saved lives, which have stopped terrorist plots," McCaul said. "He has not adequately explained them or defended them."
On the roundtable, the debate shifted to the politics of Immigration as reform critic Rep. Steve King (R-IA) joined the conversation to discuss the issue and defend some of his past comments about illegal immigrants.
"My heart goes out to valedictorians who were brought here by their parents... but we cannot put our sympathies for people in that condition greater than our love for the rule of law."
King's remarks led to a heated exchange between he and Republican strategist Ana Navarro.
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