Bush law-breaking claim leaves Democratic senator isolated

A Democratic senator accused President George W Bush of breaking the law last week, only to find himself isolated as his colleagues expressed scepticism about his motives and doubts about his tactics.

18th March, 2006

A Democratic senator accused President George W Bush of breaking the law last week, only to find himself isolated as his colleagues expressed scepticism about his motives and doubts about his tactics.

Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin introduced a motion on Monday calling for Bush’s censure over a controversial surveillance programme.

Censure motions reflect serious Senate opposition to Bush’s actions, but stop short of impeachment, the process by which a president can be...

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