Holt blasts Bush’s surveillance fearmongering.

Earlier this morning, President Bush used his bully pulpit to pressure the House, saying they should “immediately” adopt the overreaching Senate surveillance bill that passed yesterday or “jeopardize the security of our citizens.” On the House floor today, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) responded, saying the President wants legislation that “regards the ordinary American with suspicion” and that the House already passed legislation that balances security and civil liberties. Watch it:

Both the ACLU and Firedoglake are urging people to contact House members to tell them to keep retroactive immunity for telecoms out of the final bill.