Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Senate Votes For Telecom Immunity

From TPM:

"Let there be no doubt: a majority of senators, and a large number of Democrats, think the telecoms should not suffer the hazard of accountability for cooperating with the administration's warrantless wiretapping program. Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) took to the floor last night to give a speech asking, "This is our defining question, the question that confronts every generation: The rule of law, or the rule of men?" The resounding answer: the rule of men.

"The Senate voted on the Dodd/Feingold amendment, which would have stripped retroactive immunity from the surveillance bill just now. The final tally was 31-67"

Of course a large number of Dems voted against the amendment. Who do you think they are? The opposition party? For a full list check out the link.

Note: Obama voted for it, and Hillary wasn't present, which is interesting since, as MY notes, she happens to be currently campaigning in DC.

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