Rand Paul Filibusters Brennan Nomination
Sen. Paul's filibuster can be viewed live on CSpan 2. Senator Rand Paul is leading a one-man filibuster of John Brennan's nomination to lead the CIA.
Senator Paul is on the Senate floor quoting Hayek, Montesquieu, Glenn
Greenwald and an author at liberal blog FireDogLake in his effort to
prevent Brennan's nomination from going through. He says he will not
stop until President Obama confirms that
drones will not be used to target Americans on American soil.
Brennan's nomination has been on the back burner for several weeks as
other issues, including the nomination of Chuck Hagel to Secretary of
Defense, took precedence. Yesterday the logjam seemed to break when the
White House agreed to show lawmakers the top-secret legal decisions used
to justify the killing of American citizens abroad. The Senate
Intelligence Committee voted 12-3 to approve Brennan's nomination on
"If there was an ounce of courage in this body I would be joined by
many other Senators," Sen. Paul said. "Would you tolerate a Republican
who said I like the first amendment, I don't plan to violate the first
amendment, but I might," he asked rhetorically. He then turned the
question around and asked if Republicans would tolerate that sort of
vaguery with regard to the 2nd amendment.
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