When I was chairman in ’94 I introduced a major antiterrorism bill–back then. I drafted a terrorism bill after the Oklahoma City bombing. And the bill John Ashcroft sent up was my bill. Joe Biden, October 2001 discussing the Patriot Act.
He got the year wrong, it was 1995, but he has claimed similar things at other times – that he should be given credit for the Patriot Act. And he supported the “Real ID Act” which makes the Patriot Act look bland in terms of privacy violations. Nationalized, electronic record, government controlled health care will make both Acts above look like sweet little bunnies in comparison.