Feingold may attempt filibuster of FISA bill
Senator Russ Feingold told Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman that he may join with other Democrats to filibuster proposed FISA legislation.
GOODMAN: Senator Feingold, will you filibuster this bill?
FEINGOLD: We are going to resist this bill. We are going to make sure that the procedural votes are gone through. In other words, a filibuster is requiring sixty votes to proceed to the bill, sixty votes to get cloture on the legislation. We will also—Senator Dodd and I and others will be taking some time to talk about this on the floor. We’re not just going to let it be rubberstamped.
GOODMAN: Would you filibuster, though?
FEINGOLD: That’s what I just described.
This video is from Link TV’s Democracy Now!, broadcast June 24, 2008.