Senate Votes 74-8 to Invoke Cloture on Patriot ActNational defense is still bipartisan in Washington.
The United States Senate voted 74-8 earlier this evening to invoke cloture on extending expiring provisions in the Patriot Act until June 1st, 2015. Senators will most likely vote to pass the reauthorization within the next couple of days, perhaps tomorrow.
Only four Democrats, three Republican and one Independent voted against extending the Patriot Act today, while eighteen Senators were not present for the important cloture vote. None of Alaska's or Montana's Senators voted for America's single most vitally important piece of national defense legislation.
Disturbing at best.
America at-large might think the War on Terrorism is over, but thankfully the Senate is smart enough to know otherwise and keep up the good fight.
What say you?