Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton on the Patriot Act (2001)
In the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primary, some comparisons are simple. If you’ve been paying any attention at all over the last fourteen years, you know that the USA PATRIOT ACT has been a vehicle to vastly expand the surveillance powers of the federal government, breaching a variety of constitutional limits.
On October 25 2001, as a member of the U.S. Senate, Hillary Clinton voted FOR the USA PATRIOT ACT.
On October 24 2001, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Bernie Sanders voted AGAINST the USA PATRIOT ACT.
When it mattered most, in a situation of intense political pressure, Hillary Clinton made the wrong move. Bernie Sanders made the right move. If this issue matters to you, remember. If this issue matters to someone you know, help them remember.