Signs at Pentagon Metro station support NSA leaker Edward Snowden
NSA leaker Edward Snowden is the focus of some controversial new signs posted at the Pentagon Metro station.
The signs say Snowden honored his oath to the Constitution by revealing government secrets.
The group that paid for the signs has a target audience and is recruiting. So far, they've put signs up near military bases in California, Texas, and Georgia.
The billboards stand out on the platform at the Pentagon Metro stop, all part of a new campaign sponsored by a group called The Oath Keepers.
But some metro riders disagree, telling ABC7 that Snowden was wrong.
On its website, the group refers to itself as "Guardians of the Republic." They say they're a non-partisan association of current and former military, police and first responders who pledge to defend the Constitution.
By placing the billboards where they'll be seen by thousands of Pentagon workers, the group hopes to get other government workers to come forward like Snowden.
But given Snowden's current status - wanted by the government for espionage and stuck in limbo in a Russian airport - some Metro riders tell ABC7 it may be nearly impossible for the group to get new recruits.
But the group promises it is just getting started. Their website is asking for donations to help get more of these billboards posted, including near the NSA in Fort Meade, Maryland.