Amash Loses Battle But Could Still Win The War On Domestic SurveillanceSubmitted by ProudAmericanFirst on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 12:50
"Amash and Republican backers of his amendment threatened to join Democrats in blocking the entire legislation funding the military if it was not brought to the floor, forcing the Rules Committee to allow it and leadership including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) into the roles of mere bystanders.
The consideration of the amendment itself was considered such an emergency that the White House scrambled to send NSA head General Keith Alexander to Capitol Hill to lobby against it — holding a top secret meeting with lawmakers to persuade them of the utility of the program. This too was a victory, for it compelled the national security apparatus to defend wide scale intelligence gathering on all persons in the nation, confirming it views pretty much everyone as a potential threat."
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