House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) on Sunday said disclosures about the National Security Agency’s surveillance of phone and Internet data, coupled with recent White House scandals, would only intensify the public’s concern over the administration’s record on civil liberties.

“The optics are terrible in this case when you consider the recent scandals,” said McCaul on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“You have to ask yourself this question: Can you trust this administration with your phone records?” he asked.

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