Skip to comments.House FISA bill suddenly on life support
Posted on 05/27/2020 10:31:14 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
A bill to reauthorize three expired surveillance programs is in jeopardy, with President Trump urging Republicans to oppose it and growing concerns from progressives on a key amendment.
House Democratic leaders say they still intend to vote on the measure this week, but its suddenly unclear if it can muster the 218 votes needed to clear the chamber despite an earlier version of the bill winning 278 votes in March.
Despite the limbo status, Democratic leadership is signaling they will move forward, setting up a showdown on the House floor over the fate of the bill.
An update from Democratic leadership sent shortly before noon said that votes are expected related to the legislation on Wednesday. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters early Wednesday afternoon that "we will act upon it today one way or another."
Trump, in a Tuesday night tweet, urged Republicans to vote against it, linking it to the surveillance he says was taken against his campaign by the Obama administration in 2016 and 2017 that led to the resignation of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
GOP leaders who had supported the bill immediately reversed their positions, with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) calling on Democratic leaders to pull the bill. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (La.) said he would whip against the measure.
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Good. Now strangle it to death.
Then shoot it in the head.
FISA or the FBI AND CIA?
Nuke the entire bill from orbit—its the only way to be sure
How funny how much the left was AGAINST FISA when it first came into existence until obozo taught them how it can be weaponized.
As far as Im concerned they can all go in the s*** can.
The deep state needs to be suppressed. They are a threat to the Republic
It’s also funny that Republicans were always supporters of FISA AND ALL ELEMENTS OF THE “Patriot Act”, now morphed into dozens of separate laws, and institutionalized.
Now they realize it can be weaponized against them.
Which goes to show neither party gives a shit about us.
Wow. 1 Twitter post from Trump and BAM, knees are buckling
Did the Patriot Act catch a single real terrorist?
“Did the Patriot Act catch a single real terrorist?”
But the cost has been far too high.
President shouldn’t sign anything that comes out of the House, unless it has a 2/3rds Majority. Force them to do their Job.
Return to constitutional USA laws. No secret courts. No spying on USAians.
Fight for USConstitution, or we shall perish.
FISA was a gift to the Deep State from 9/11 and was simply used to fill the Swamp and take down a President.
Put a plastic bag over its head and duct tape it around the throat then sit back and watch.
For dessert, repeat and rinse with Patriot Act I & II
Is this House vote going to be done by “proxy”? If so, the Senate should completely ignore it.
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