Jake Tapper Thanks McCain For National Defense Authorization Act After Trump Didn't


CNN's Jake Tapper admonished President Trump for ignoring the namesake of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, Sen. John McCain. On the Monday edition of his CNN show The Lead, Tapper took it upon himself to thank the Senator.

The National Defense Authorization Act, which must be passed by Congress every year, authorizes policies that are funded by the defense budget such as American activities abroad as well as homeland surveillance.

The controversial NDAA gives broad powers to the three branches of government to order surveillance of Americans, gives Authorization for the Use of Military Force and allows indefinite detention without charge or trials by the military and much more.

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