Thursday, June 16, 2005

Nadler Seeks Condemnation From House On Sensenbrenner Behavior

Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is introducing a resolution to condemn James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, for cutting off debate and abruptly ending a meeting on the Patriot Act.

Sensenbrenner's spokesman, Jeff Lungren, said that Nadler’s resolution was “completely false and over the top. It’s disappointing that Mr. Nadler would file this, but that’s his decision, not ours.”

Yeah, we're disappointed too – disappointed that Sensenbrenner unilaterally cut off all debate on such an important issue. While this will undoubtedly never see the light of day in a Republican-led House, it's good that we're at least fighting back as much as possible.