House Democrats, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, tried to present the bill as a "compromise," but Feingold, who from his seats on the Judiciary, Intelligence and Foreign Relations committees has probably seen more about the program than anyone, called it a "capitulation."
“This legislation will give the government unfettered and unchecked access to innocent Americans’ international communications without a warrant,” said ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero. “This is not only unconstitutional, but absolutely un-American.”
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