censure12 Mar 2006
So, Feingold is calling for censure of Bush for the illegal NSA wiretapping.
“I think it, in part, is a political move because here we are, the Republican Party, the leadership in the Congress, supporting the president of the United States as commander in chief who is out there fighting Al Qaeda and the Taliban and Osama bin Laden and the people who have sworn — have sworn — to destroy Western civilization and all the families listening to us.”
Tracey Schmitt, RNC press secretary, had this to say:
“Sen. Feingold’s out of touch attack demonstrates, once again, that Democrats are willing to play politics with the most important issue facing the American people. Attempting to harness angry partisanship for short-term political gain does nothing to make America safer and everything to detract from President Bush’s continued efforts to aggressively fight the War on Terror. Not only is Senator Feingold’s approach a disservice to those who work tirelessly to protect America, it sends the wrong message to our enemies.”
I wonder if it wouldn’t be too much to ask to get either of them to actually respond to, oh, I don’t know, the allegations of law-breaking on behalf of the President? If being willing to hold the president accountable for breaking the law is the same as being “willing to play politics”, well then, by golly, play on!