Rand Paul Institutes Talking Filibuster to Stop CIA Nomination, Demand Answer on Administration’s Approval of Killing American Citizens on U.S. Soil
This is what Rand Paul (R-KY) is fighting against today –
“I’m here to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination to be director of CIA,” Paul said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “I will speak for as long as it takes.
“I will speak today until the president says, ‘no’ he will not kill you at a café.”
Paul has said he wants more answers from the administration on whether American citizens can be targeted by armed drones inside the United States before he’ll lift his filibuster on Brennan’s nomination.
“No American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being found guilty of a crime,” Paul said. “That an American could be killed on American soil is an abomination.”
Senate Republicans should be out fetching Rand Paul some water and taking notes on what it means to have a spine.
Fortunately, a couple of other Republicans located their spines and have joined Senator Paul. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) have helped Paul out in spots.
Marco Rubio (R-FL) has chimed in via Twitter:
You can watch the action live on C-Span 2.
Here are some notable quotes from Rand Paul (h/t Drudge):
STARTED AT 11:47 a.m. EST: 'I will speak until I can no longer speak'...
'No American should be killed by a drone on American soil'...
Won't let Obama 'shred the Constitution'...