Passed by the Senate on a bi-partisan basis several months ago, and despite urgent requests from both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence, Speaker Pelosi, ever the self-serving political opportunist, still refuses to allow the Patriot Act to come up for a vote in the House.
More fearful of Speaker Pelosi's wrath than of putting at risk America's ability to intercept overseas terrorist communications, most House Democrats still refuse to sign a bi-partisan discharge petition which would bring HR 5440 to a vote.
Shameless political gamesmanship and obstructionism once again trumps homeland security.
Is it any wonder Congress's approval rating is at 16% and that it will likely take another catastrophic attack on our homeland to shake them back to reality?
Another example of why only term limits may be the only way to restore responsible, high-minded and principled leadership to D.C.