Thursday, December 08, 2005

More info on Senators opposing Patriot Act

The Washington Post has more information.

But three Senate Democrats and three Republicans issued a statement saying they are "gravely disappointed" that Specter and others agreed during House-Senate negotiations to drop "modest protections for civil liberties" that were included in a version the Senate passed unanimously this year. They predicted the Senate will reject the compromise bill.

The six were Republican Sens. Larry E. Craig (Idaho), John E. Sununu (N.H.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Democrats Richard J. Durbin (Ill.), Ken Salazar (Colo.) and Russell Feingold (Wis.). Feingold vowed to launch a filibuster, which would scuttle extension of the Patriot Act unless 60 of the 100 senators oppose his effort. Some Republicans said Democrats would be foolhardy to block an "anti-terrorism" bill on the eve of an election year.

For those of us in Illinois, it is good news that Senator Durbin is among the six.

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