Ted Cruz: Indefinite Detention Retained in NDAA 2014

By:  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
12/24/2013
       
Ted Cruz: Indefinite Detention Retained in NDAA 2014

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) voted against the NDAA, noting that it retained the indefinite detention provisions of past versions.

Eighty-five of 100 U.S. senators voted to renew the president’s power to indefinitely detain Americans, denying them of their fundamental right to due process.

On December 19, by a vote of 84-15 (Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, did not vote), the Senate sent the Fiscal Year 2014 version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to President Obama’s desk. Although an overwhelming majority of Republicans and Democrats signed off on the evisceration of the Bill of Rights, a small coalition of Independents, Republicans, and Democrats refused to accede to such a devastation deprivation of rights. A list of the lawmakers who stood against this tyranny is appropriate:

John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)

Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)

Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)

Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)

Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)

Mike Lee (R-Utah)

Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

James Risch (R-Idaho)

Barry Sanders (I-Vt.)

Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)

Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

No sooner had 85 of his colleagues united to permit the president to apprehend and imprison American citizens that he alone suspects of aiding and abetting terrorists or those associated with terrorists, than consistent constitutionalist Ted Cruz (shown above) issued a statement explaining why he wasn’t one of that considerable number:

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Photo of Sen. Ted Cruz: AP Images

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