“These provisions are inconsistent with the liberties and freedoms that are at the core of the system our Founders established,” he wrote. “And while I did in fact vote for an earlier version of the legislation, I did so with the hope that the final version would be significantly improved. That didn’t happen, and so I could not support the final bill.”
Franken was very concerned with the bill allowing U.S. citizens to be detained without charge or trial, a provision that has been changed to exempt American citizens from the requirement of terror suspects.
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