Friday, April 7

Russ On The Attorney General

(Common Dreams)We already know that the president has broken the law by authorizing the warrantless wiretapping of American citizens making international phone calls. But yesterday before the House Judiciary Committee, the Attorney General refused to rule out warrantless spying on purely domestic communications. This admission should trouble all Americans. It confirms that the administration is pushing a legal theory that knows no limits.

Congress must not allow the President and this administration to ignore the rule of law. The censure resolution I introduced is an appropriate and measured response to the President’s illegal actions. Congress must reassert its role in our constitutional system.