Senator Feinstein Gives Trump Expanded Powers to Spy on us: De León’s Statement.


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…And what, again, is this reactionary 85-year old doing STILL representing this progressive state in the Senate, and threatening to keep doing it for six more years?

I mean, too much time never goes by without her giving us yet another reason to vote for her opponent Kevin De León this fall.

We should have expected this back when she scandalized a San Francisco crowd by urging “patience” with President Trump and contending that he COULD turn out to be a “great President.”

Well, now look what Dianne has gone and done:  Along with 17 other turncoat, security-state “Democrats,” she voted to give expanded warrantless FISA powers to President Trump, to spy on us and our fellow Americans with no evidence of wrongdoing (conveniently forgetting that these same Democrats regularly and rightly call the President a deranged authoritarian with no regard for liberty and no toleration for dissent.)

Well, the Orange Juice Blog reached out to Dianne’s 2018 opponent, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León, and he provided us the following statement on the desmadre:

“As Washington, D.C. was consumed by a debate over the future of nearly a million Dreamers living in the United States, the U.S. Senate voted to reauthorize a section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that allows for unchecked spying on American citizens by their government.

“The measure passed with the bare minimum number of votes required, sealed by California Senator Dianne Feinstein’s “AYE” vote.

“Senator Feinstein and her colleagues had an opportunity to hold out, to fight for provisions that would have protected Americans from this gross invasion of their privacy, but voted instead to extend it.

“Her decision is disappointing, but it isn’t surprising. In 2009 she penned an op-ed in defense of unbridled government wiretapping, calling FISA’s warrantless spying provisions a ‘strong intelligence tool’.

“Given that our current President believes the Department of Justice and the FBI are his own personal law enforcement division, and regularly talks about locking up his political opponents, Congress’s actions threaten to plunge this country into an Orwellian nightmare.

“No President, especially not this President, should have the power to conduct warrantless searches to invade citizens’ privacy.  It’s unreasonable, and it’s un-American.”

UPDATE, on DACA and the Government Shutdown:

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Posted by Ryan Skolnick on Friday, January 19, 2018


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