“This bill is all about authorizing the President to invade the homes, e-mails and telephone conversations of American citizens in ways that are expressly forbidden by law.”
That’s how excitable Pat Leahy described the legislation that passed from the Senate Judiciaary Committee to the Senate floor today, a proposal that will confirm the president’s authority to order the NSA to conduct surveillance of al Qaeda contacting its operatives in the United States.
Most Senate Democrats oppose the legislation, and that opposition should be the centerpiece of the GOP campaign over the next eigth weeks. Democrats are simply not serious about the war or about preventing terrorism.
Every vote for any Congressional Democrat is a vote against victory and a vote for vulnerability.