Harrison on Powers, rejects FISA capitulation
Steve Harrison's campaign team emails over two statements, one on the unexpected passing of NY-13 republican candidate, Frank Powers, one on the Congress' FISA bill capitulation.
Steve Harrison statement on the Passing of Frank Powers
Today, I am deeply saddened upon learning of the unfortunate passing of Frank Powers. I did not know Frank but I admired the fact that he stepped up to the plate for his party and demonstrated courage when called upon to act. I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.
Statement on FISA
This Friday, legislation was passed that will take away constitutionally guaranteed rights. The FISA bill strips Americans of these rights and protects telecommunications companies from being held accountable by the people.
I am standing up against my own party because I believe we can have sound legislation that defends our country and, at the same time, protects our Constitution. If we are to hold our government accountable, retroactive immunity is the wrong path to go down.
It's time to support Democrats with democratic values and principles, Democrats who will work on behalf of the American people and protect their rights. When I'm elected to Congress, I will be that Democrat.
No word from Mike McMahon on either subject to date. Stay tuned.