Saturday, June 21, 2008

FISA analysis

Our colleague Joy Reid has a fine rundown on the FISA vote in the U.S. House over on her blog. It includes this recap of how our local Democrats voted:

While we were on the air, Hastings voted for the bill, which is unfortunate in my opinion. To their credit, Kendrick Meek, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Robert Wexler voted no. Maybe Wexler can convince Obama to reject it when it reaches the Senate.

Thank you, Debbie, Kendrick and Robert for being on the side of the angels!

And what Joy's talking about regarding Obama is his statement that he'll try to get retroactive immunity out of the bill. Let's hope.

In case there's doubt, our Republican incumbents, Ileana Ros Lehtinen and Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart, all voted for what Sen Russ Feingold calls a "capitulation" to the Bush administration on warrantless wiretapping.

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