Senator Udall, Democrat of Colorado, challenges NSA’s surveillance methods during TV interview

Mark Udall on ABC NewsSenator Mark Udall (D-Colorado) appeared on ABC News recently and challenged the constitutionality of the administration’s current bulk collection of telephone metadata.

The senator said the “NSA has over-reached” and that the United State government should adopt all or most of the 46 recommendations for reform suggested by a panel of surveillance and security experts convened by the president.

Udall, who is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and has long been a critic of many of the NSA’s more far-reaching collection programs, said he considers such initiatives to constitute an “invasion of privacy.”

The full interview on ABC’s This Week program appears below: