The momentum to filibuster the conference committee’s Patriot Act renewal bill is gaining steam. In the last 24 hours, The Civil Liberties Six (Feingold, Durbin, Salazar, Sununu, Murkowski, Craig) have been joined by Senators Chuck Hagel (R-Neb), John Kerry (D-Mass), and Barack Obama (D-Ill). These three signed on to a “Dear Colleague” letter expressing disappointment with the conference report.
Today the AP is reporting that Senator Dianne Feinstein, a co-sponsor of the original Patriot Act, is backing the filibuster.
It’s on. It is so on.
Andy in H-burg