Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is weighing in on the debate whether the U.S. government should strike a deal with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

"Snowden broke the law, recklessly endangered nat'l security, & fled to China/Russia. He should be given no leniency," Bush writes in a tweet.



Specifically, Bush was responding to this news article from Michael Isikoff: "Eric Holder: The Justice Department could strike deal with Edward Snowden."

Former Attorney General Eric Holder said today that a “possibility exists” for the Justice Department to cut a deal with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that would allow him to return to the United States from Moscow. In an interview with Yahoo News, Holder said “we are in a different place as a result of the Snowden disclosures” and that “his actions spurred a necessary debate” that prompted President Obama and Congress to change policies on the bulk collection of phone records of American citizens.