Hillary To Support FISA Filibuster; Oppose Iraq Funding
by Jeff Dinelli
Sen. Hillary Clinton will support a filibuster on the upcoming FISA bill. "As matters stand now I could not support it and I would support a filibuster absent additional information coming forth that would convince me differently."
Clinton today stated "I am troubled by the concerns that have been raised by the recent legislation reported out of the Intelligence Committee. I haven't seen it so I can't express an opinion about it - but I don't trust the Bush administration with our civil rights and liberties."
This follows yesterday's vow to oppose Bush's new $196 billion Iraq war funding request. Hillary said she couldn't support any more funding without a commitment to bring the troops home. Other senators have been expressing outrage that the president is taking money from education and health programs and sending it to the disaster in Iraq.
"President Bush is once again asking Congress and the American people to foot the bill for his failed leadership," Clinton said.
"The Bush administration's escalation in Iraq has not led to political reconciliation and our troops still remain in the middle of a civil war.
"I cannot and will not support funding legislation that does not begin to bring our troops home," Clinton said in a written statement.
"Unless the administration changes course in Iraq, I will vote against this supplemental request."