The senate Democrats voited today to filibuster the Patriot Act’s renewal, chosing to willfully blind the intelligence agencies in a time of war because they did not like the compromise that had been struck trhough long negotiations. More than 40 Democrats in the House voted for the renewal.
Call 202-225-3121 and demand to talk to your senator if he or she is a Democrat. Four Republicans also voted to filibuster –Hagel of Nebraska, Murkowski of Alaska, Sununu of New Hamshire and Craig of Idaho.
Here’s the contact info:
Craig, Larry- (R – ID) Class II
520 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: craig.senate.gov/email/
Hagel, Chuck- (R – NE) Class II
248 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: hagel.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Home
Murkowski, Lisa- (R – AK) Class III
709 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: murkowski.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Sununu, John- (R – NH) Class II
111 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: www.sununu.senate.gov/webform.html
All contact info for all senators is here.
The Senate switchboard is 202-225-3121.
If an attack occurs on the United States during the lapse of The Patriot Act, and if that attack could have been prevented via better intelligence cut off by th, then Senator Kyl is right: The filibustering senators will be responsible.
As a caller put it: The Senate Democrats have gone Ahab. Their hatred of Bush has forced them into an obbsessive rage that has clouded their judgment even about their –and the nation’s– survival.