Friday, February 15, 2008

Senator Dianne Feinstein: The Senior Quisling from California

California's Senior Quisling in the Senate continues to attempt to hoodwink her constituents.

On February 12, 2008 there were 2 votes in the Senate regarding FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act). The first was to cut off debate regarding amendments to FISA, the most contentious provision being the granting of retroactive immunity to telecoms companies such as AT&T that participated in the warrant-less, illegal wiretapping of American citizens. The second vote was on the passage of the amending bill itself.

Quisling Feinstein voted to close debate on the amendment (see ) and then proceeded to vote against the amendment itself (see http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=2&vote=00020).

Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) had vowed to filibuster the amendment. Quisling Feinstein's vote along with that of 9 others eliminated the possibility of Sen. Dodd (D-CT) or any other principled Democrats in the Senate such as Sen. Feingold (D-WI) from filibustering the bill.

Quisling Feinstein is now trumpeting and will no doubt continue to trumpet her Nay vote against the bill itself, which nevertheless passed 68 to 23 while hiding her traitorous vote to close the debate on the bill and preclude principled opponents who are serious about the Constitution and the Fourth Amendment from filibustering this bad bill.
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