More on the Senate’s Rejection of Patriot Act Extension
The Senate again held its ground in its rejection of extending the Patriot Act. This is another step in the right direction since their first action. This could lead to a stand-off between the Senate and the White House. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says that if the Patriot Act is suspended for just 1 day, we are vulnerable. Here is a quote from his Washington Post op-ed piece:
“Congress must act now or risk bringing terrorism prevention to a halt.”
I applaud the Senators who stood for Civil Liberties and did not buy in to the rhetoric of fear. We will see if they continue to do so.