She says: “Urge Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter to hold hearings into the President’s conduct, before beginning Supreme Court nomination hearings for Judge Alito – sign my petition today!”
No Alito hearings until george is investigated!
I’ve seen cite the number of signatures on her online polls on the floor of the Senate, so this is important. Only about 34,000 have signed as of now.
The text of the petition and a link after the jump.
Here’s what she’s asking you to sign:
We, the undersigned Americans, urge you to hold thorough public hearings into the program of secret, warrant-less wiretaps authorized by President Bush since 2001. Congress must act to thoroughly investigate the President’s actions now.
Clearly, protecting Americans from terrorism here at home must be the top priority of any Administration. But we certainly can do that without trampling on the Constitution in the process. Defending America means protecting our homeland as well as preserving our very rights and freedoms as citizens.
That’s why Congress enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in 1978, to protect national security while still preserving civil liberties. Why did President Bush consciously choose to violate federal law, even though the Act clearly states that FISA “shall be the exclusive means by which electronic surveillance…and the interception of domestic wire and oral communications may be conducted”?
This egregious and repeated violation of American civil liberties by President Bush and his Administration requires a thorough Congressional investigation. That’s why we urge you to hold hearings before you take up Judge Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Sign the petition and give your country an early Fitzmas gift!