Sunday, December 16, 2007

Filibuster in the morning

Chris Dodd is set to take to the senate floor in the morning regarding the FISA bill, and not yield. According to his website,

Senator Dodd will leave the campaign trail in Iowa to return to Washington on Monday to speak on the floor before the vote to invoke cloture on the FISA bill takes place. Sen. Dodd is prepared to offer an amendment which strips the retroactive immunity provision from the underlying bill, and will seek a vote on that measure next week.

During the filibuster, Dodd can take questions from other senators, for 20 minutes each. So far, Russ Feingold and Edward Kennedy have agreed to ask questions. I'm really hoping that Wyden (I wrote off Smith a long time ago) will be there supporting Dodd, as well. As far as I can tell, neither Clinton nor Obama have said whether they will be there, or if they will ask questions. They have both previously pledged to support Dodd in this action. If they don't, this should serve as a wake up call to their supporters. If they can't show their support for a fellow Democratic senator, respect for citizens' privacy over corporate profits, and the rule of law (not to mention their campaigns), than they in no way, shape, or form, deserve the title of President of the United States


Diane J Standiford said...

Agree, and O&H better show or blow.

Oregonian37 said...

Looks to me like they need to blow...