Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) on Fox News Sunday, being interviewed by Chris Wallace:
WALLACE: Haven’t you blocked the Protect America Act for months now?
VAN HOLLEN: Absolutely. The provisions that we have in place are the ones that the president asked for. What they’re asking for now is to essentially give amnesty to telecommunication companies that collaborated with the Bush administration.
We don’t think that’s part of looking forward in providing for national security and in making sure that we can listen in to those phone calls with Al Qaida.
So it is now acceptable to refer to American corporations as “collaborators” when they follow a legal order to help intercept terrorist communications? Communications by those who would gladly blow up U.S. citizens?
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