Nancy Pelosi loses again and in losing she showed her true colors. Imagine, after all we now know about the abuses of the FISA process our politicians would try to sneak in a bill reauthorizing the abuses?
It is malpractice and thankfully President Trump stood tall for freedom and checkmated Pelosi with a veto threat.
“If the FISA Bill is passed tonight on the House floor, I will quickly VETO it. Our Country has just suffered through the greatest political crime in its history. The massive abuse of FISA was a big part of it,” Trump said.
Today Pelosi caved…
House Democrats on Thursday withdrew a bill to reauthorize controversial government surveillance powers as Republicans and far-left Democrats united to oppose the measure.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, announced he would pull the legislation. The announcement came less than an hour after he had issued a statement saying the vote would occur Thursday.
“At the request of the speaker of the House, I am withdrawing consideration of the FISA Act,” Mr. Hoyer said in a statement.
“The two-thirds of the Republican party that voted for this bill in March have indicated they are going to vote against it now.
I am told they are doing so at the request of the president. I believe this to be against the security interest of the United States and the safety of the American people.”
The House late Wednesday scrapped a plan to vote on the amendment to renew three critical provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Republicans mobilized against the legislation after President Trump said he would veto it while the more liberal wing of the Democratic party had always opposed it.
The bill would reauthorize surveillance tools that help law enforcement track suspected terrorists or spies. Mr. Trump has fumed about the legislation because the FISA program was used by the FBI to monitor former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Mr. Trump slammed the legislation and on Wednesday threatened to veto it.
If the FISA Bill is passed tonight on the House floor, I will quickly VETO it. Our Country has just suffered through the greatest political crime in its history. The massive abuse of FISA was a big part of it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020