Washington: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is viewed by a younger generation as `some kind of Jason Bourne`, Senator John McCain has said.
McCain said that the deep distrust of government has led young Americans to hold up Snowden as a hero.
During a show on `Fox News Sunday,` he said that the young generation believes he`s some kind of Jason Bourne, referring to the lead character in the Bourne movie trilogy, who fought against his own government, particularly the CIA .
According to the Washington Times, McCain said that there`s kind of a generational change, and young Americans do not trust this government, adding that without trusting government one cannot do a lot of things.
Snowden`s revelations, including details of the National Security Agency`s data-collection efforts, have led to a debate on the national security versus privacy question, and how to balance the two, the report added.