Republicans Base Intelligence Reform on Poll?

Oct 26, 2004
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today’s Congress Daily PM reports that House Republicans see no need to finalize intelligence reform legislation quickly because of the results of a public opinion poll. Republican aides are also quoted expressing confidence in their position because intelligence reform is not an issue that ranks high with the public, according to their polls.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who co-sponsored the 9/11 Implementation Act in the House, expressed her disbelief today that the House Republican leadership would base its security decisions on a partisan public opinion poll.

“This is an unbelievable development,” said Maloney. “How dare they base the fate of our national security on a partisan public opinion poll and delay intelligence reform that would make America safer. This is a good day for Osama bin Laden.”