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After weeks of telling anyone with a notebook or microphone that the Senate has an obligation to consider policing reforms, Senate Democrats today blocked the opportunity to even consider legislation on this issue.
To be clear, this vote wasn’t on final passage of @SenatorTimScott's #JUSTICEAct. Rather, this was a vote to determine whether or not the Senate should even proceed to consideration of any policing reforms.
This came after Senate Democrats received repeated assurances of a full debate, and opportunities to amend this bill as they saw fit.
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I offered Democrats the chance to offer AT LEAST 20 amendments. They walked out. #JUSTICEAct
Don’t let anyone convince you this was about debates or amendments. It’s about politics, and a refusal to find a solution.
Because I wasn’t what was being offered was who was offering it.
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'The Only Senator Who Voted Against the Patriot Act Seemingly Predicted This Day Would Come'

"One provision that troubles me a great deal is a provision that permits the government under FISA to compel the production of records..."
@theblaze "The bill's name -- the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act, with its handy USA PATRIOT acronym"

'...if you don't support the bill you're not patriotic'
@theblaze @Salon 'Barr said, “The legislation Sen. Feingold introduced today will correct several provisions in both the Patriot Act as it was hurriedly passed in 2001, and in FISA as it was amended in 2008.”'

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