Skip to comments.Rand Paul ends filibuster against CIA director nominee after almost 13 hours
Posted on 03/07/2013 12:06:18 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. Rand Paul ended his self-described filibuster against the confirmation of President Obama's nominee to lead the CIA early Thursday - at 12:39 EST -- just short of thirteen hours after the Kentucky Republican and tea party favorite began speaking.
But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, also a Kentucky Republican, said he would continue to oppose Brennan's confirmation and try to keep the debate going.
After Paul yielded the floor, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., filed a motion to cut off debate on Brennan's nomination and bring it up for a vote....
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The fact that Holder wouldn't say “never” is all we need to know.
My kudos to Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Senators from Utah and Kansas. Marco Rubio snuck in also.
If it turns out that Brennan is Moslem, then it’s game over for me. However, I worked for a couple of station chiefs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, back in the 80s. COS Jeddah is a very prominent and prestigious post in the Agency. Both of the guys I knew worked their way up from the streets to the pinnacle. Even though Brennan is associated with America’s number one domestic enemy, there could certainly be worse choices for DCI.
>> Perhaps Pauls vote for Hagels confirmation has colored our thinking...
Yes, it was mistake to concede the vote to the inevitable, but to remain discolored for the sake of acrimony undermines any momentum generated by the efforts of Cruz and Paul.
Okay, I will cease making such comments on this topic. Not because my opinion has changed but because my comments are not helpful.
Some people aren't going to be satisfied until the Republicans go "President Camacho" on the Senate floor. I would say to them - be careful what you wish for. Civil wars aren't things to be taken lightly, and if there is any opportunity to fight back using the existing rules - as Rand Paul did admirably yesterday - then that has to be tried first.
It wasn’t my intention to suppress your opinion, but to provide an opposing view.
Rand could not leave the Senate floor -- not even to use the toilet -- without yielding. How long could you have physically kept a filibuster going under those constraints?
What are you suggesting? You have a secret plan?
While Rand Paul was filibustering, Obama was wining and dining what Drudge calls the “old guard”:
In addition to McCain...
“Also dining Wednesday evening, according to the White House, were Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, John Hoeven of North Dakota, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Mike Johanns of Nebraska, and Dan Coats of Indiana.”
I don’t know about the others, but Mike Johanns has already said he’s not going to run for re-election, so he’s a lightweight - and he’s already bent over to be screwed by Obama multiple times so this seems like more of a payoff than a bribe for the next round.
Thank you Cripplecreek! Enough is enough!
He’s an imbecile.
You made statements to which I don’t understand your perspective or how you got there. So I asked you to explain yourself. I do truly want to comprehend how you are arrived at your conclusions, because I can’t see it that way.
we have idiots eating dinner with this clown and then now saying how things look good and the clown is open to compromise.
Yet again the usual stupid suspects think eating a meal wiht the backstabbing clown is great and some wonder why this country has gone to crap
I frigging despair I really do
You are impatient.
He made both Obama and Holder appear to be unmitigated douches on a national stage, in front of a broad message, who might not understand the nuances of some of the stuff we discuss here on FR about Obama sucking the big one, but certainly understand the notion of "the President shalt not kill Americans on American soil indiscriminately."
He found the chink in Obama's armor, attacked it, and established a beach head, so that others may now exploit it and take down one of, if not the, most dangerous presidents in American history.
That's what he did.
A shame to see that people here are so busy trashing Paul they can't see that.
Oh I think you’re right about Paul giving them a good shake. It’s that some people on here have become so anti-Republican that nothing any of them (Republicans)do pleases them! They’ll comb through a pile of gold to find a clod of dirt, instead of the other way around! tsk! At least Rand Paul is trying to do something; apparently, so is Mitch McConnell in continuing to oppose Brennan’s approval! (at least for now)
Happy to note that Rand didn’t talk your talk for 13 hours.
I learned long ago that, for the most part, the main difference between the Deomcrats and Republicans is in the spelling.
Happily Mitch McConnell isn’t going to reign as minority leader in perpetuum.