Sunday, June 12, 2005

Democracy Meltdown! Patriot Act Hearing Ended Abruptly.

From Dembloggers

Rep. Sensenbrenner, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee was leading a committee hearing looking into the renewal of Patriot Act.

Mr. Sensenbrenner decided that he didn't like the tone of the meeting and simply got up and left but not before he criticized the witnesses who came and gave their testimony to the committee.

After he left the microphones were switched off while the Democratic members of the committee continued to discuss the renewal of the Patriot Act.

Video clip can be seen here
Link to complete hearing from C-SPAN here

This comes 2 days after Sensenbrenner sends letter to Howard Dean regarding his latest personal attack stating:
"These attacks are contrary to the passionate - but respectful - political debate the public deserves."

Political debate the public deserves? yet 2 days after writing this he ends an important Patriot act hearing about civil liberties unilaterally.

I was shocked to see democracy
tyranny in all its glory.


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