Friday, October 26, 2012
ICYMI: Feinstein Scores 0% on Eight Key National Security Votes
(ORANGE COUNTY, CA) - According to the Center for Security Policy, Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein had the worst voting record on national security issues in Congress this year. Feinstein scored 0% on all eight national security votes in the Senate, including an amendment she introduced that would have seriously limited our military's ability to detain enemy combatants.
The CSP rated all 535 members of the Congress on eight issue votes taken in the Senate and 22 in the House this year. Their annual National Security Scorecard was released to the public today.
"As our national security continues to be threatened, at home and abroad, it is plainly evident that Dianne Feinstein doesn't walk the talk when it comes to protecting America's interests," said Elizabeth Emken, Republican challenger for Calfornia's U.S. Senate seat. "In fact, Feinstein has repeatedly shown an alarming tendency to enable our enemies, weaken relationships with our allies, and backpedal on intelligence accusations. That isn't leadership. It's insecurity."
[Read the Center for Security Policy's full report on Sen. Feinstein's national security votes HERE]