by Scott Creighton
Don’t get too excited folks. This is just more cheap theatrics setting up a “crisis compromise” on May 31.
Last night during a special midnight session of the senate, the latest House version of the USA Freedom Act was blocked by a narrow margin in a 57-42 vote. President Obama has been pressuring congress to pass the Freedom Act as a “fix” to the bulk collection authorization found in section 215 of the USA Patriot Act which is set to expire at midnight, May 31.
The senate also failed to extend the Patriot Act for a few more months as they headed off for their Memorial Day vacation.
But don’t worry, a last minute emergency “crisis compromise” session is already scheduled:
That gives them 7 days to have their corporate lawyers slap in all kinds of new language in the “Freedom” Act so they can dump it on the desks of Senators and Representatives at the last minute then scare them into signing it into law.