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Specter Wants To Stop Monitoring Al Qaeda

From the DNC’s Associated Press:

Sen. Specter Threatens to Block NSA Funds

27 April, 2006

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said Thursday he is considering legislation to cut off funding for the Bush administration‘s secret domestic wiretapping program until he gets satisfactory answers about it from the White House.

Specter said he had informed President Bush about his intention and that he has attracted several potential co-sponsors. He said he‘s become increasingly frustrated in trying to elicit information about the program from senior White House officials at several public hearings.

"It is true that we have no assurance that the president would follow any statute that we enact," Specter said. He said he‘s considering adding an amendment to stop funding of the program to an Iraq war-hurricane relief bill being debated by the Senate this week and next.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., said allegations that NSA domestic wiretapping operations are abusive or unconstitutional are outrageous and that Congress is committed to vigorous oversight of the program.

This buffoon knows he will never be re-elected again, so he is doing everything he can to endear himself to our one party media to ensure a glowing epitaph in history.

The man has no concept of loyalty. Or patriotism. He is the epitome of everything that is wrong with career politicians.

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