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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explanation would go a long way you know.
How about pointing out what was wrong or right about the fools who have a dinner wiht bozo, then go out today and harp on about how things are looking good bla bla instead of a post which points nothing out but a sly dig
R and D for the most part are the same.
Paul is out there raising awareness on these drones and others think having a meal and a laugh with bozo is great news and now the love fest starts again for some and they can;t even see what bozo is doing and thne a couple of freepers make silly sly digs wiht no warrant or explanantion
No wonder I’m pissed off
What was the proposed resolution that he wanted a vote on ? I Intend on calling my more than useless senators (Boxer and Fienstien) and demand they vote on it. I know it was a sense of the Senate about killing Americans with drones. I would like to see the exact wording.
Wht will it take? 100,000 armed citizens in the Capitol Mall would be a start. That’d get their attention, no matter how their lapdog media spun it. 10,000 more in each state capitol would also work.
SEN. PAUL: The resolution that we've talked about. And this resolution says, "To express the sense of the Senate against the use of drones to execute American citizens on American soil." "Expressing the sense of the Senate against the use of drones to execute American citizens on American soil." "Resolved that it is the sense of the Senate that the use of drones to execute or target American citizens on American soil who pose no imminent threat clearly violates the Constitutional due process of rights.
Brennan refers to Jerusalem as “al Quds”. He also is always supportive of Islam and has said that jihad is a legitimate part of Islam.
Yes, I know that jihad CAN be an inner battle for “religious purity”, but he did NOT qualify his support of jihad by any definition.
There is a reason we pretend there is no Islamic terrorism. It’s now just undefined extremists. Brennan is part of that reason and he is the security advisor to the Precedent.
He is also (as is the Precedent) pushing for the success of the rebels in Syria even though many of them are Muslim Brotherhood and/or al Qaeda. The whole stinking Arab Spring thing is that way.
We are fortunate that some Egyptians are fighting back against the Muslim Brotherhood dictatorship, but Obama—as advised by Brennan—continues to give them billions even as our country is heading for financial devastation.
For me, it’s clearly game over on the question of his ultimate loyalty and it’s not the USA.
Thankyou. I intend on calling my senators after their offices open. This policy definitely needs clarification.
I'm challenging any liberal to read This is Barack Obama Obama: All You Need to Know, In One Place. Go ahead, read it!
We're only talking about our country here. . Please wake up and do some serious research! Do you have children? Do you care at all about our Sacred Republic and our Constitution? Please read these links and pass them on.
He isn’t exactly the first leftist to become the Director of Central Intelligence. On the contrary, I’m scanning my memory trying to think of any conservative who has ever held that position.
Most of the people in the internment camps of World War II were American citizens. 110,000 of them.
No, please do not think that I was under the impression that you were suppressing my opinion.
What I realized was that I was raining on the parade while many were feeling triumphant. That is why I decided to shut up.
You mean the most thoughtful. What have they accomplished? I watched the testimony that Holder gave and he gave an honest answer. Right now no LE action would be to kill a known “terrorist” on American soil. Holder extended that out to drones. Cruz tried to make it into a Constitutional issue.
Cruz’s actions amount to a distraction from the real issue: The 4th Amendment. For what purpose would government have permanent drone coverage over America? That’s where this is going. The Executive branch and police forces get every warrant they want, pay no price for errors, and live under the public’s dangerous presumption that you’re innocent until proven guilty.
I don’t want drones in American skies all day long. We already have too much police state. How will Cruz and Paul turn back the clock?
That’s what I’m wanting in my “conservative” leaders. Get us back to the Constitutional government of our Founding Republic. Does that make sense to you, Tattler?
LE wants a permanent drone presence in America’s skies. Drones covering everywhere airborne all the time. Cruz’s pedantic game playing starts from the premise that a permanent drone presence is OK, just don’t kill with it.
It’s an utter joke and amounts to smoke. Don’t breathe it in. It isn’t conservative and it doesn’t get us back to the Constitutional limits on government. Just say NO to drones.
I didn’t know Idaho even had a second senator.
Blah, blah, blah...!
You don't even know what you're trying to criticize him for.
I’m under the impression, with no particular insight, that the drones are being used to detect radiation. But in principle, I agree with the “No to drones”.
Hasn't he heard of one of these?
Didn’t LBJ used to use something like that?
I am not sure. What I read is that LBJ would just pull it out and pee wherever he wanted to.