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U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) voted with the President and the telecommunication companies yesterday in granting retroactive immunity for illegally spying on Americans.
Here's what Mikulski said on the matter:
"As a United States Senator, I have two responsibilities: to protect the American people and to protect the privacy and civil liberties of American citizens. This bill, which modernizes and reforms the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), accomplishes both. It gives our intelligence community the tools it needs to disrupt terrorist plots while safeguarding the civil liberties of American citizens.”