Passed by the republican controlled congress, signed by the republican bush jr.<quoted text>
These are the 98 U.S. senators for voted in favor of the US Patriot Act of 2001
House of Repuresentatives Vote of Patriot Act 2001.
Republican 211 3
Democratic 145 62
It WASN'T a GOP act, meathead!
That is not to let the democrats off the hook, as Obama extended the removal of our freedoms and added the NDAA to further enshrine our loss of freedoms.
With that being said, both parties involved, I do not let either off the hook, but it appears many republicans are only complaining that the democrats are responsible.
Many say we need the republicans should have even more power to control everything we do when they have repeatedly demonstrated they cannot properly wield any power at all.