Feingold resolution to censure Bush shuttled off to committee

[JURIST] A resolution [PDF] introduced [floor statement] Monday in the US Senate by Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) [official website] to censure President Bush over domestic spying [JURIST report] received only lukewarm approval from Feingold's fellow Democrats, preventing a floor vote and resulting in referral to the Senate Judiciary Committee [official website]. Several Democratic leaders said that they wanted to see the complete results of a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the warrantless surveillance program before voting on censure, while others, like Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid [official website] and Sen. Joe Lieberman [official website] said that they haven’t read it yet.

Late Monday Feingold released a statement saying if the Judiciary Committee did not deal with the motion "expeditiously", he would reintroduce it in the full Senate. AP has more.

 

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