‘The US is an authoritarian state’: Joe Rogan claims in regards to Edward Snowden’s exile to Russia

‘The US is an authoritarian state’: Joe Rogan claims Edward Snowden’s exile to Russia for exposing the ‘underlying surveillance system’ is proof America is ‘violating our constitutional rights’

  • Joe Rogan, 54, suggests the United States may be an ‘authoritarian state’ after CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden was kicked out of the country for exposing government monitoring secrets
  • Rogan said it was ‘ironic’ that Snowden was exiled after exposing the government for violating constitutional rights 
  • ‘He’s happy over there. Fine in Russia,’ Rogan said of Snowden 
  • Podcast guest Ton Segura agreed with Rogan’s remarks claiming it was ‘deliberate’ on Russia’s part to take Snowden in 

Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan suggested the United States may be an ‘authoritarian state’ after CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden fled to Russia in 2013 after revealing the U.S. government was spying on its citizens.

Rogan, 54, was joined on his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience by comedian Tom Segura when he mentioned Snowden, 39, who leaked U.S. intelligence information and fled to Russia where he has since lived in exile.

‘Isn’t it ironic that Edward Snowden exposes the United States, exposes this like, this deep underlying surveillance system that is essentially monitoring everybody violating our constitutional rights,’ Rogan said. ‘He gets kicked out of the country and goes to Russia, and Russia takes him in. He’s happy over there. Fine in Russia.’

Segura responded, ‘That’s of course deliberate on their part.

‘The way they treated him, the way they treat Julian Assange, you could absolutely make the argument that this is an authoritarian state – and he leaves here to a far worse one, and there, he’s protected,’ Rogan said.

Joe Rogan, 54, smokes a cigar on his podcast while joined with comedian Tom Segura. Rogan suggests the United States is an 'authoritarian state' after CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden was forced to leave the country after revealing the government was spying on it's citizens

Joe Rogan, 54, smokes a cigar on his podcast while joined with comedian Tom Segura. Rogan suggests the United States is an ‘authoritarian state’ after CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden was forced to leave the country after revealing the government was spying on it’s citizens

Edward Snowden is wanted in the U.S. after he leaked information showing the NSA was spying on citizens in 2013. He fled to Russia where Rogan claims he is welcomed

Edward Snowden is wanted in the U.S. after he leaked information showing the NSA was spying on citizens in 2013. He fled to Russia where Rogan claims he is welcomed

Snowden is wanted in the U.S. on espionage charges after he leaked information showing that the National Security Agency (NSA) was collecting telephone, internet, and email records of millions of citizens.

Similarly, Rogan pointed to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, 51, who is wanted by U.S. authorities for leaking documents about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in 2010 and 2011.

Assange is an Australian native that awaits extradition to the U.S. while imprisoned in max-security Belmarsh Prison.

In the same episode, Rogan joked about shooting homeless people in Los Angeles after claiming the city’s ‘woke’ prosecutors don’t care about violent crime.

‘When you see stuff like that on the streets at least in Los Angeles or maybe in California that’s protected property,’ Segura said about homelessness on the streets.

He added, ‘If you were to go and try to move that or take that…’

Rogan interrupted, ‘You’d get arrested.’

‘Yeah,’ Segura responded.

‘Hilarious,’ Rogan said. ‘They wouldn’t arrest you if you shot somebody. Maybe you should just go and shot the homeless people.’

Segura responded, ‘I like your ideas.’

‘I mean nobody does anything about violent crime in LA anymore,’ Rogan continued. ‘It’s a f**king joke.’

Joe Rogan, 54, suggests 'shooting the homeless' because 'nobody does anything about violent crime in LA anymore,' he said on his podcast. 'It's a f**king joke'

A homeless man sits near a tent, surrounded by overturned trash can, blankets, and foldable tables. Rogan suggested the vile solution of shooting homeless people to solve the problem

Joe Rogan (left) came under fire for recent comments on his podcast when he joked that homeless people in Los Angeles should be shot because ‘nobody does anything about violent crime in LA anymore.’ Above, a homeless man is seen seated near a tent in Los Angeles

Crime in Los Angeles is up 8.2 percent. LA’s District Attorney George Gascon has been widely criticized for his soft on crime that has lessened sentencing for convicts and prohibited minors from being charged as adults.

Gascon was elected by residents in 2020 with promises of sweeping criminal justice reforms that critics say neglects public safety.

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon has been widely criticized for his progressive policies, which some say has heightened crime

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon has been widely criticized for his progressive policies, which some say has heightened crime

The progressive prosecutor faces a potential recall as activists attempt to put his name on the November ballot to remove him from office.

The ‘Recall District Attorney George Gascon’ campaign has collected more than 717,000 signatures that are currently being verified by the Los Angeles County Registrar’s office for the effort to proceed.

If at least 10 percent of the signatures are verified, Los Angeles voters will be able to vote on whether they want to oust Gascon.

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