It has been almost two weeks now since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FISA Amendments Act. It is less than one week until the Senate votes on the proposed law. The FISA Amendments Act is one of the most important issues of the day, and a congressional candidate’s position on the FISA Amendments Act shows voters clearly what kind of representative that candidate would be.
So, why has Al Franken, who is running as the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Minnesota, not issued a statement explaining his position on the FISA Amendments Act?
Al Franken has had plenty of time to read the FISA Amendments Act. He has had lots of time to think about what the bill means. Yet, Franken has not said one single thing in the public record to inform voters in Minnesota about whether he would vote for the FISA Amendments Act if he were in the Senate. I’ve searched newspapers. I’ve searched blogs. I’ve searched Al Franken’s own campaign web site. There’s nothing but silence from Franken on the FISA Amendments Act.
Minnesota voters deserve to know where Franken stands. Would Franken defend the Bill of Rights, or would he join those spineless Democrats who have caved in to George W. Bush and vote for the FISA Amendments Act?
Call Al Franken’s senate campaign at 888-908-2008 and demand an answer.