Senate keeps military detention rules opposed by White House
November 29th, 2011
08:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate keeps military detention rules opposed by White House

Washington (CNN) - The Senate Tuesday easily defeated an amendment that would have removed from a defense policy bill new rules for the detention and due process of suspected terrorists.

The bipartisan 61-37 vote was a defeat for the Obama administration, which opposes the proposed changes and has suggested the president would veto the bill unless they are removed.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Keith in Austin

    Go ahead Bozo! Veto the bill and yet again, show us your true colors!

    November 29, 2011 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  2. Joe Shmoe

    The new “rules” are that US Citizens can be arrested and detained without trial or evidence indefinitely…In other words, total martial law. Bye bye 1776. Hello 1984.

    November 29, 2011 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  3. fred ca

    Those evil oppressive republicans forcing rules on poor widdle obama...uh, what? Democrats control the Senate? Wait, so the delays in passing a budget are the dems fault as the Senate hasn't voted on a budget for almost 3 years? Quick, someone find out in which of the 57 states obama is holding his latest beer and golf summit for his wall street buddies and let him know.

    November 30, 2011 05:58 am at 5:58 am |
  4. Anonymous

    Indefinitely detaining a US citizen without charges is the perfect example of a police state. Every single politician who voted for this, Dem or Rep, is unfit for office.

    November 30, 2011 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  5. America and our politicians should be better than this

    If anyone wants an example of what real "tyranny" looks like, here's your example: indefinite detention without charges. It will be implemented with the stroke of pen, only to be enforced at the point of a gun.

    November 30, 2011 07:12 am at 7:12 am |