Cruz whacked holder so hard this morning his head is probably still gonging. Cruz needs to really, really watch his back.
I am loving every second of this filibuster.
THIS HEADLINE FROM BUSINESS INSIDER:
RIGHT NOW: Mike Lee And Ted Cruz Join Rand Paul’s Historic Filibuster On Civil Liberties
With the Senate prepared to confirm John Brennan as the next CIA Director, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul is filibustering the vote over concerns about the President Barack Obama’s record on civil liberties.
“I will speak until I can no longer speak,” Paul said. “I cannot sit quietly and let [the President] shred the Constitution.”
Paul is the first Senator to use the “talking filibuster” in more than two years. The outspoken libertarian has said that he will stop talking when he gets answers to questions he submitted to the Obama administration about its drone program.
His speech has focused on violations of civil liberties under the Obama administration, and particularly on a letter sent by Attorney General Eric Holder this week, which claimed that the President has the legal authority to use military force against American citizens on U.S. soil.
When I asked the president, can you kill an American on American soil, it should have been an easy answer. Its an easy question. It should have been a resounding an unequivocal, No,” Paul said Wednesday. “The presidents response? He hasnt killed anyone yet. Were supposed to be comforted by that.”
The speech, which began at 11:50, has referenced everyone from Adolf Hitler to Austrian economist Frederich Hayek and political reporters on the left and right. Warning about the ambiguity over who could be targeted by drones, Paul suggested that they could have been used during 1960s campus protests.
Remember the Alamo!
I am so proud Senator Ted Cruz represents my home state of Texas. I am glad he is doing what the voters of Texas sent him to do. I pray he does not fall victim to the go-along-to-get-along disease that infects too many so-called conservatives when they land in DC.