The party of freedom and liberty is conflicted.
A few Republicans, like Rep. Paul Ryan and James Sensenbrenner, don't really mind a president with the powers to indefinitely detain people without a trial. Roll Call:
|Ryan and Sensenbrenner joining Obama?|
INDEFINITE MILITARY DETENTION IN THE U.S.: The House defeated an amendment to the military budget (HR 4435) that would repeal the authority presidents were granted after 9/11 to indefinitely detain suspected members of terrorist organizations in U.S. military custody without charges rather than assign them to America’s civilian criminal justice system. A yes vote was to repeal presidential powers to order indefinite detention.
Voting to take that power away from the president: Mark Pocan, Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, Tom Petri, Reid Ribble
Voting no...yea, the same guys who say Obama is the imperial president, Paul Ryan and James Sensenbrenner. These two also voted keep Guantanamo Bay open. I smell a plot to lock up all liberals in FEMA prisons.