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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., reintroduced a bill previously proposed five years ago by top Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff that would change the way Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act judges are picked, shifting the responsibility from being solely choice of the chief justice of the Supreme Court to the appointees chosen by the president followed by Senate confirmation.
The congressman said that during his search he uncovered Schiff's 2013 legislation, which, if passed and signed into law, would have given former President Barack Obama the authority to appoint FISA judges.
According to Gaetz, "if it was good enough to give President Obama these powers, it’s good enough to give President Trump these powers."
He encouraged Schiff to join him in co-sponsoring his original bill, H.R. 5120.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: KansasGirl
This reminds me of how Harry Reid re-enabled the "nuclear option" in the U.S. Senate and was cheered by Democrats and jeered by Republicans.
Then when Mitch McConnell used the nuclear option to get S.C. judge Neil Gorsuch approved last year, Democrats jeered and Republicans cheered.