Senators Bingaman, Udall Vote For Police State
"Deranged" Senate approves alarming bill 93-7
It's actually much easier to list the senators who voted against the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, the one that contains, as Andy Worthington notes, "a number of astonishingly alarming provisions" such the mandatory indefinite detention without trial of terrorism suspects by the military in, most likely, the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which facility the act makes virtually impossible to close.
President Obama, who as my last post demonstrates has taken every opportunity to make America more like a police state, has threatened to veto this bill for the simple reason that it usurps some of his powers, although the addition of an amendment that would allow him to transfer detainees to civilian prisons, and his habit of backpedaling and flip flopping after first taking high sounding, principled positions, as well as the upcoming elections, make it unlikely he will muster up the courage to actually use his veto.
Voting against the bill:
Tom Harkin, D, IA
Rand Paul, R, KY
Tom Coburn, R, OK
Jeff Merkley, D, OR
Ron Wyden, D, OR
Mike Lee, R, UT
Bernie Sanders, I (socialist), VT
Every single other senator voted for it.