McCain Supports FISA, Guess We Knew That Was Coming
About an hour after Sen. Barack Obama issued a statement this afternoon announcing his support for a spying bill with telecom immunity, Sen. John McCain did the same. Unlike Obama, however, McCain wasn’t the least bit apologetic about eliminating accountability for the phone companies.
His full statement:
For months, House Democrats, the ACLU, and the trial lawyers have held up legislation to modernize our nation’s terrorist surveillance laws. Today, the House passed a compromise bill to end this impasse. While I would have preferred to see the Senate bill enacted, which I voted for earlier this year, I am pleased Congressional leaders and the Administration were able to reach an agreement to reform our current surveillance law and not let FISA expire in August. I hope Senate Democrats will allow this matter to quickly be considered by the Senate and sent to the President for his signature. I will support this measure and hope that politics will be put aside in favor of this vital national security matter.