The Democrats, aligned with the terror force, working overtime for their masters
HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES HEARING NEXT WEEK – AT SPEAKER PELOSI’S REQUEST – TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF RESTORING TERRORISTS’ RIGHTS
Well, it turns out that House Democrats just may fulfill a promise this year after all. Unfortunately for the security of our nation, however, it is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) promise to gut legislation passed just 26 days ago to close the terrorist loophole in our surveillance laws and modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
Before Congress left for its August recess, House Republicans succeeded in beating back Democratic attempts to kill legislation aimed at modernizing outdated laws that prevented American intelligence personnel from listening to foreign terrorists. In an attempt to save face after their loss and satisfy activists on the far left, Democratic congressional leaders pledged to begin gutting these reforms soon after Congress returned in September.
Yesterday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) made good on that promise, announcing that his panel will hold a hearing on FISA next Wednesday “at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) request,” according to a release. Conyers’ announcement comes as a front-page story in today’s Washington Post entitled “Terrorism Policies Split Democrats” shows a sharp division in Democratic ranks over Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) attempts to expand terrorist rights and rank-and-file Democratic Members’ aims to take a tough stand against terrorism:
“Reid and Pelosi promised last week that they would at least confront the president next month over his wiretapping program, with Pelosi taking an uncompromising stand in a private conference call with House Democrats. When lawmakers return in September, Democrats will also push legislation to restore habeas corpus rights for terrorism suspects and may resume an effort to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“But conservative Democrats and some party leaders continue to worry that taking on those issues would expose them to Republican charges that they are weak on terrorism. And advocates of a strong push on the terrorism issues are increasingly skeptical that they can prevail.”