I have got to give a resounding round of applause to Rand Paul for his nearly 13 hour talking filibuster on the Senate floor.
Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee joined in the efforts as well.
Apparently, the rules regarding a talking filibuster allow for other Senators to ask questions, but it's not specific in the manner in which the questions are asked. Each Senator took the opportunity to speak at length while throwing in a question or two during their monologues.
Unfortunately, mother nature called on Sen. Paul and he had to end his filibuster. He said, "“I would go for another 12 hours to try to break Strom Thurmond’s record, but I’ve discovered that there are some limits to filibustering and I’m going to have to go take care of one of those in a few minutes here.”
Ted Cruz took the floor and read a letter from the Alamo, noting that Paul's filibuster comes on the 177th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo and how he, like those Texans defending the Alamo is standing on principle against tyranny and defending freedom.
Rand Paul is a man of principle and while he may not have won the battle against the appointment of John Brennan, he certainly won the argument.
Thank you Senator Paul for speaking out and turning our attention to the issue at hand, which is of course, whether or not the US Govt is authorized to use drones to kill American citizens on US soil.
Thank you, Senators, also, for demonstrating that not everybody in D.C. should be removed from office for dereliction of duty.ReplyDelete
I appreciate his stand on principle but think that a different approach should be taken.ReplyDelete
I would suggest every Republican abstain from voting. Let the Democrats put who they want into office and take full responsibility for it.
Let Obama and his crew own every single appointment; from Hagel to Kerry.