GOP freshman to leadership on Patriot Act vote: Read the bill!

TheDC: So what you’re saying here is that with 45 minutes of debate, with this bill rushed to the floor, you couldn’t make an informed decision?

BS: Exactly, I mean I knew it was coming up. I could have just said “I’m here” and not hit “yay” or “nay.” But I hit the “no.” The big thing that we have to do is make sure that anything we’re voting for we know darn sure what we’re voting for. The way I understood parts of it, there’s some things I have problems with in the Patriot Act…

TheDC: This reminds me of the Tea Party rallies where they chanted “read the bill.”

BS: Exactly. The thing is this a pretty important piece here and for us to have just 45 minutes…

A lot of people out there that have a problem with it, their concern is that a regular citizen of the United States of America is that someone doesn’t like them all of a sudden they’re being checked out for no good reason.