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Democrats (as Predicted) Fold on Torture-Prevention Bill

It took, oh, a couple hours for conservative outrage -- that CIA officials would face criminal charges for the criminal act of torture -- to successfully derail

Emmanuella Shea
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Feb 26, 2010

It took, oh, a couple hours for conservative outrage — that CIA officials would face criminal charges for the criminal act of torture — to successfully derail Rep. Silvestre Reyes’ (D-Texas) Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Interrogations Prohibition Act. The measure is now stripped out of the 2010 intelligence authorization bill, Politico reports, on order of the Rules Committee, which, of course, is controlled by Democrats. For good measure, the White House opposed Reyes’ proposal, according to Marc Ambinder.

Remember, this is the House, not the Senate, where the minority party has practically no institutional power to derail legislation. Democrats have absolutely no one to blame but themselves for once again folding after the ante.

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