Given a chance to reform the law which has allowed the government to collect over 19 million phone numbers and 430 million call detail records—that the government admitted has been done illegally—the easy choice for the #Resistance Democrats seemed to be clear: Trump should not have the ability to listen to the phone calls of Americans without a warrant. Instead, earlier this week the Democratic leadership proposed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) which included an 90-day extension of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act—no debate, no reform. And it actually passed, with 219 Democrats and 12 Republicans voting for it. A day after voting to extend government surveillance without reform, progressives decided to release a letter calling for—you guessed it—reforming government surveillance. Shout-out to Arab American Reps Justin Amash, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib for leading the vote against the surveillance provision; Ralph Abraham, Garret Graves, and Darin LaHood voted against the CR, as well. Anyway, if Trump REALLY wants to listen to our phone calls, we have a volunteer on the Countdown team who will let Trump listen in on their calls, if they can listen in on his calls to Ukraine. Deal? Call us.

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