I’m going to give you two lists:
First, is the list of those who voted against the NDAA (which you will recognize most of the names as liberty-minded congressmen, but I highly recommend looking up those you don’t know). Secondly, I’ll give you the list of those who voted against Louie Gohmert‘s amendment, which passed, and was the competitor to the Smith-Amash amendment (which was the only one that really protected against indefinite detention).
Because the Gohmert amendment passed, it was included in the NDAA. Note that some who voted for the Gohmert amendment still voted against the NDAA. This probably is due to a belief that the Gohmert Amendment was better than no change at all, but nonetheless these reps still voted against final passage which included it. I give them credit for voting against final passage, and you should too. But know that those who voted against Gohmert really, truly are the “best of the best,” if you want to think of it that way.
Noes on Passage of NDAA (w/ Gohmert)
Noes on Passage of Gohmert Amendment
Of the names on these two lists, all voted for the Smith-Amash amendment except for Burgess, Nugent, Roe, Royce, and Schweikert. Schweikert, who is doubtless a liberty-minded congressman whom I have promoted on here in the past, for some reason voted against Gohmert and the NDAA, but also voted against Smith-Amash. This may be because he felt Smith-Amash went slightly too far, or for political reasons, or a reason of misunderstanding.
Nonetheless, I give all of these congressmen credit for their support of the Constitution, and would encourage you to use your best judgment in considering donations to their individual campaigns for re-election.
- Congress still okay with indefinite detention and torture of Americans (alethonews.wordpress.com)
- The NDAA Amendment To Stop Indefinite Detention Of Americans Goes Down In Flames (businessinsider.com)
- House Republicans Back Indefinite Detention On U.S. Soil (outsidethebeltway.com)
- House Passes Republican Amendment Backing Indefinite Detention For Terror Suspects On U.S. Soil (thinkprogress.org)