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Published On: Wed, Mar 6th, 2013

Rand Paul filibusters Brennan nomination: “I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes”

Since 11:47 am today, the junior Senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul (R) has been talking and talking. An old-fashioned filibuster in the Senate chamber is happening as I type in an effort to stall a confirmation vote on CIA Director nominee John Brennan.

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The Wednesday filibuster demonstrates Paul’s view about his and many others concerns about the legality of drone strikes against U.S. citizens here and abroad.

This come a day after Dr. Paul received letters from Mr. Brennan and Attorney General Eric Holder and their response to Paul’s questions on the legality of drone use. He critiqued the responses from each man.

In Holder’s response he stated it was possible the president could be forced by an “extraordinary circumstance” to kill citizens inside the United States.

Paul started this morning saying, “I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA. I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes.”

“No American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found guilty of a crime by a court,” Paul said. “How can you kill someone without going to a judge, or a jury?”

He also noted that the filibuster has nothing to do with politics, noting that he voted to support the nominations of John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, the secretaries of State and Defense.

Joining Paul in the filibuster in questioning included Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

More than four hours into the filibuster, Sen. Paul appears to still energetic.

The filibuster continues…

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  1. Bill Maher praises the Rand Paul filibuster, then defends drone strikes - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] praised Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky for taking a stand Wednesday by filibustering John Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA and drawing attention to the Obama administration’s controversial targeted […]

  2. John Cusack tweets on filibuster ‘Where are Democrats’ calls Obama ‘regressive corporate warlord’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] John Cusack was watching Wednesday night’s drone filibuster and wondering “where are the […]

  3. John McCain attacks Rand Paul on filibuster, drones saying he needs to ‘calm down’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] In his filibuster Wednesday, Paul criticized the White House over its drone policies, and for refusing to rule out military strik… […]

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