Skip to comments.Sen. Paul holds floor for hours in filibuster of CIA nominee, over drone concerns
Posted on 03/06/2013 11:21:56 AM PST by Nachum
Sen. Rand Paul launched into an old-fashioned filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday as he tried to hold up the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director over concerns about the presidents authority to kill Americans with drones.
Paul, R-Ky., is one of several lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who has raised concerns about the legal justification for launching drone strikes against Americans overseas. But Paul took to the floor after receiving a statement from Attorney General Eric Holder that creaked open the door to the possibility of using a drone to kill an American inside the United States.
To allow one man to accuse you in secret -- you never get notified you've been accused, Paul said on the floor. Your notification is the buzz of propellers on the drone as it flies overhead in the seconds before you're killed. Is that what we really want from our government?
Paul said hed be raising the same complaints under a Republican president.
No one politician should be allowed to judge the guilt, to charge an individual, to judge the guilt of an individual and to execute an individual. It goes against everything that we fundamentally believe in our country, he said.
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A real filibuster? Wow!
Finally, a Republican with some cahones!
Rand Paul Filibusters Brennan Nomination- live
What do you mean “becomes?”
What do you mean “becomes?”
I was aghast at his vote for Hagel’s confirmation but this heroic action regains my respect.
Obama is probably pretty pissed at Rand right now; you know from holding him up from passing his domestic enemy drone hit list to Brennan for execution. He probably can’t shove the Tea Party drone hit list into Brennan’s hands fast enough. Keep your firearms next to your chair or bed in case you hear a strange buzzing sound overhead...
yeah, I wish he had done this over Hagel, and am totally against his Hagel vote, but I applaud this action.
Well then, I expect you to be properly ticked off when Paul ends up voting for Brennan. Keep in mind he’s doing this because of a letter he got from *Holder,* not Brennan. As soon as he gets clarification and soothing words from Holder he’ll not only stop the Filibuster, he’ll vote for the guy.
This is what they ALL are supposed to be doing. Sad that when it actually happens, people get so excited. I’m glad he did this. 100%. But he is still a POS for his Hagel BS.
How soon we forget.
Watching on C-Span.. Give ‘em Hell, Rand!
Rand Paul, 2016.
Glad he mentioned the fact that they consider someone that believes in the constitution, pays in cash, etc. a possible terrorist.
Anyone that has honestly and diligently studied the current CIC’s character, actions, ideologies, and background would surmise that he has done more than enough many times over to have been impeached and is a traitor to the spirit and ideals that founded this country and made it great. The only reason he is still in power is because of the hatred and class envy he has stirred up using psychological warfare and manipulation and deception spun by a media that hangs on his every word because he is unique in history as the first black president. Unfortunately, most will view him as the worst president in history once the Koolaid wears off. He will probably also be the last president in history as Revelation unfolds...: )