Mark Kennedy on Homeland Security

Republican Representative (MN-6)

Patriot Act allowed 5 years without terrorist attack

KENNEDY: Ms. Klobuchar has come out for weakening the Patriot Act that has allowed us to have five years without a terrorist attack on our country. She's against making sure that we were paying attention when al-Qaeda was talking to somebody in America. And she came out against a bill to make sure that we can get the intelligence we need from those we hold in custody to prevent future attacks.

KLOBUCHAR: I support winning this war on terror by being smart, I supported the Patriot Act.

Source: 2006 MN Senate debate, on Meet the Press Oct 15, 2006

Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight.

A resolution providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5020) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities. Voting YES indicates support of the current methods for intelligence-gathering used by the CIA and other agencies. The resolution's opponents say: