The statements were made at a forum in 2005 around the same time as Congress debated the re-authorization of the Patriot Act.
She was on stage with Bush lackey and now Aschroft law buddy Michael Sullivan. Good Company.
The Capuano campaign also notes:
“In a white paper released November 4, 2009, during the heat of her current run for US Senate, Martha Coakley apparently had a change of heart, stating that the PATRIOT Act “sacrificed some of our most treasured civil liberties.” Here, she acknowledged that the PATRIOT Act went too far and changes are desperately needed in order to protect constitutional rights. Martha Coakley has not explained her switch of position on this crucial issue, instead choosing to quietly flip flop so that her stated position now reflects the will of the majority of Democratic voters in the state of Massachusetts.”
Are her statements enough to constitute a flip flop?
Is this the first of many punches going to be thrown in all directions over the final week?