I salute you for standing up for the rights of Americans and opposing the culture of fear being cultivated by our executive branch and your Republican colleagues in our Congress. I am tremendously disappointed in my own representatives and your other Democratic colleagues who could have made this brave stand with you but kept silent.
I have a quote from Benjamin Franklin on my refrigerator in honor of his 300th birthday:
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
I hope and pray that all serving the people in our government will emulate the courage, sense of duty, and honor of our service men and women - who are risking or have sacrificed life and limb overseas - before they squander our liberty and ultimately our safety.
God speed Mr. Senator.