Democrats Move to Kill John Doe in Committee
In their latest move to damage national security, Democrats want to cut the John Doe provision from House legislation.
The Washington Times reported:
Democrats are trying to pull a provision from a homeland security bill that will protect the public from being sued for reporting suspicious behavior that may lead to a terrorist attack, according to House Republican leadership aides.
The legislation, which moves to a House and Senate conference committee this afternoon, will implement final recommendations from the 911 Commission.
Rep. Pete King, New York Republican and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Steve Pearce, New Mexico Republican, sponsored the bill after a group of Muslim imams filed a lawsuit against U.S. Airways and unknown or “John Doe” passengers after they were removed for suspicious behavior aboard Flight 300 from Minneapolis to Phoenix on Nov. 20 before their removal.
“Democrats are trying to find any technical excuse to keep immunity out of the language of the bill to protect citizens, who in good faith, report suspicious activity to police or law enforcement,” Mr. King said in an interview last night.
UPDATE: The democrats killed it.
UPDATE 2: Democratic Senate and Democratic House kill the bill.
Powerline has reaction to the latest attempt by democrats to undermine US national security.
Michelle Malkin has the roll call- Note that there was not one Republican to vote to undermine security. They were all democrats.