Restore the Fourth, along with P.A.N.D.A., Free the People and several other co-signing organizations, submitted a coalition letter to Senator Lindsay Graham. It urges that an amendment to the NDAA drafted by Sens. Paul and Lee be allowed to be debated. The amendment would remove the indefinite detention clause in this year’s NDAA, which is otherwise an annual bill authorizing the military’s budget.
The power of the executive to indefinitely detain anyone deemed a threat to national security was first added to the NDAA in 2011. This clause allows the President to detain anyone they choose without charge or due process.
Congress will vote on cloture on the NDAA amendment today, determining whether the Paul/Lee amendment will even get to be considered.