Progressive - Senator Dianne Feinstein had made a valiant effort to amend the
renewal of the National Defense Authorization Act so it would explicitly
prohibit the Pentagon from grabbing U.S. citizens and holding them
Her amendment had passed the Senate by a big margin, but the House
version had no such amendment. Then Congressional negotiators, in their
conference bill, dropped Feinstein’s amendment and replaced it with
mealy-mouthed rhetoric that does nothing to keep us safe from a renegade
President or Secretary of Defense.