I'm actually going to vote "nay", but for a different reason than everyone else. Normally, I'd be in favor of making the assault of a journalists (which is a direct assault on the first amendment) a federal crime instead of a state crime. However, as a federal crime, this opens up a path to a presidential pardon. And regardless of who the president is, no president should hve the ability to protect assaults on our free press. This would be a VERY dangerous law.