A true-to-life, old fashioned filibuster
Endless arguments? A litany of contentions? Republican backup? Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster has it all. The libertarian-leaning senator has taken to the floor to block the nomination of John Brennan to lead the CIA, using his time in the spotlight to bring attention to the policy of targeted killings of American citizens suspected of terrorism.
From Paul’s remarks:
“Are we so complacent with our rights that we would allow a president to say he might kill Americans?” Paul asked. “No one person, no one politician should be allowed … to judge the guilt of an individual and to execute an individual. It goes against everything we fundamentally believe in our country.”
Ignore the lame so-called “snowquester.” This is the real story in Washington today.
Watch his ongoing efforts live via C-SPAN, or check out our earlier write-up via Politics Now.
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