She Could Have At Least Voted Present

While a good portion of the Senate voted to give immunity to the telecom companies that spied on us all, Hillary decided it was apparently not that important to vote.

The Senate rejected a series of amendments that would have restricted the government’s surveillance powers and eliminated immunity for the phone carriers, and it voted in convincing fashion — 69 to 29 — to end debate and bring the issue to a final vote. That vote is expected later this afternoon, with the result all but assured. On the vote to end debate, 28 Democrats and Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont, opposed the measure. Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Lindsey Graham did not vote.

It is also worth noting her Primary opponent Barak Obama did not see this as quite so difficult a choice.

The Dodd/Feingold amendment to remove telecom immunity from the bill just failed by a whopping vote of 31-67 — 20 votes shy of the 50 needed for a passage. A total of 18 Democrats joined all Republicans in voting for immunity: Bayh, Inouye, Johnson, Landrieu, McCaskill, Ben Nelson, Bill Nelson, Stabenow, Feinstein, Kohl, Pryor, Rockefeller, Salazar, Carper, Mikulski, Conrad, Webb, and Lincoln. Obama voted against immunity, and Hillary Clinton was the only Senator not voting.

Sadly, there is no excuse for not casting a vote here. If she can’t take a position on the legality of unfettered, illegal and warrantless surveillance of the U.S. population then she is not fit to lead this country. End of discussion.

H/T to Mac and Kyle from earlier.

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