Feingold may attempt filibuster of FISA bill

By David Edwards
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 15:21 EDT
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Senator Russ Feingold told Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman that he may join with other Democrats to filibuster proposed FISA legislation.

Partial Transcript

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.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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