Harkin Signs on to Censure Measure
By Erin P. Billings
Roll Call Staff
Wednesday, March 15
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has become the first co-sponsor to Sen. Russ Feingold’s (D-Wis.) controversial resolution to censure President Bush for authorizing an allegedly illegal domestic surveillance program.
What the fuck kind of reporting is this? A "controversial" resolution? Over an "allegedly" illegal program? Bush broke the law by spying domestically on Americans without a warrant. On top of all his other crimes. And by what measure could it be considered "controversial"? It's the mildest possible form of rebuke. Like getting a mere friendly warning from a cop for drunk driving and reckless endangerment when having your license revoked, your vehicle impounded, and your ass thrown in jail would be more appropriate to the situation.
Oh, but I guess given the reaction of most of the D.C. Democrats, gutless, spineless, ball-less wonders that they are, it is controversial.
Even Bingaman wimps out:
“I haven’t made any final judgment,” Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) said as he ducked into a Democratic Caucus meeting. A minute later, Bingaman reappeared to say, “I won’t support it.”