Wow. I had forgotten Tammy Baldwin was still around.
Considering our 'leaders' signed it into law without even reading it, I'm not surprised they were totally unaware this was going on, or that a majority are hoping it just goes away. Of course, it's totally valid to ask if ANY of this spying on the public actually helped to prevent at attack, but one would hope this review would take place more than once a decade. I've always been in favor of needing a warrant, with regular review and accountability, before any phone records, internet searches, or other personal info is seized.
First step should be to remove the patriot act. If we can have 38 votes to get rid of the ACA can we get them to vote on getting rid of the patriot act? It is great they are asking questions, but they are leaving the power in place. No one is going to pay attention to the same BS congressional inquiries that have been overplayed and useless over the last year. Congress has been crying wolf about benghazi and the IRS, and people are just tired of hearing it. Nothing gets done and they just look like fools. They could actually do something and get rid of the patriot act and any other things that let the executive act without warrants, but no they want to ask questions until everyone forgets about it.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
This shows there are a few good men in Congress. Very damn few, but a few.
Hopefully something good will come of it.
They should repeal the Patriot Act, yesterday, and the NDAA amendment and a long list of other illegitimate legislation passed at the altar of the GWOT.
I opposed the Patriot Act from it's inception, I oppose it still. Whatever small benefit it ever had was never worth the loss of so many rights and liberties it infringed.
IT NEEDS TO GO!