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Disappointed is all I can say on the narrow defeat of the Amash amendment that would defund the NSA spying.

I am further disappointed that every GOP congressman from Virginia except Griffith voted to keep NSA spying.

NO on Amash Amendment (Yes on spying):  Wittman, Cantor, Hurt, Wolf, Forbes, Rigell, and Goodlatte

YES (No on spying): Griffith.

The three democrats voted YES.

Here is the list.

I think this is a vote that many of the GOP congressmen in VA mayyet find politically indefensible.  It plays into the hands of those who say the GOP and the Dems are Tweedledee and Tweedledum.  I am not there yet.  But too many votes like this may result in either a liberty primary rival or a Libertarian in the fall of 2014 or both.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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