The Democrats torpedoed a provision in a bill that would have protected the general public from being sued for reporting suspicious behavior.
The bill, nicknamed the "John Doe Amendment," was created after passengers were sued by the "flying imams" who acted strangely before and after boarding a flight in Minnesota.
The Democrats apparently want the American public to be fearful of reporting troubling behavior and look the other way, p.c. fashion, which endangers our nation.
More from Thomas Lifson at American Thinker. He sees this as a winning political issue for Republicans.
Michelle Malkin has further details including a roll call. Two Presidential candidates -- Obama and Brownback -- didn't vote. McCain and Clinton voted in favor of the bill.