Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Senate defies Obama veto threat in terrorist custody vote - Washington Times

Senate defies Obama veto threat in terrorist custody vote - Washington Times:

Mark Kirk and Paul Rand join 16 Dems on the Terrorist Custody vote.
But 16 Democrats, one independent and 44 Republicans joined together to defy Mr. Obama’s threat. Two Republicans — Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mark Steven Kirk of Illinois — voted to strip out the detainee language.
Two points: a nice bipartisan example here to toss at anyone saying Congress hopelessly deadlocked. Next, my guts to go with Carl Levin here, We are at war with al Qaeda and people determined to be part of al Qaeda should be treated as people who are at war with us, but I see the Libertarian case too.

Curious to see what my next Senator Kirk email will say.

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