Skip to comments.Graham, McCain blast Paul filibuster
Posted on 03/07/2013 9:19:37 AM PST by Red Steel
Sen. Rand Pauls filibuster didnt thrill all of his colleagues.
Almost exactly 24 hours after the Kentucky freshman began his information-seeking filibuster against CIA nominee John O. Brennan, fellow Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham took to the Senate floor to denounce his demands and say he was doing a disservice to the debate on drones.
I dont think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people, said Mr. McCain, Republicans presidential nominee in 2008 who topped Mr. Pauls father, former Rep. Ron Paul, in that years primary.
And where even Democrats praised Mr. Paul for using Senate rules properly to launch a filibuster, Mr. McCain said it was an abuse of rules that could hurt the GOP in the long run.
What we saw yesterday is going to give ammunition to those who say the rules of the Senate are being abused, the Arizona Republican said.
Mr. Paul said he was filibustering to get the administration to affirm it wont kill non-combatant Americans in the U.S. but Mr. Graham and Mr. McCain said that was a ludicrous question.
I do not believe that question deserves an answer, Mr. Graham said.
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McCain and Gramnesty are getting hammered on Twitter:
McCain is New World Order driven (has been).
one has a live boy in the closet and the other has a little problem with savings and loan cash..... those FBI files sure come in handy , don’t ya think?
I’ll join you in that donation plan.
Political genius Krauthammer called it...now you see why.
Number of Americans killed in the US by jet-hijacking terrorists 0.
One of the members of his own party gets up and speaks eloquently on civil rights - something all Americans of every political stripe should embrace - and McCain shits on him the very first opportunity he gets because it might affect the way Washington currently does business.
McCain will just never go away. He probably fantasizes using the drones himself on conservative and other Tea Party opponents. McCain and his mini me may sound good, at times, but they are always ready to do as much damage as possible in a showdown with the Rats.
They put their membership in the congeniality club above their oath of office, the constitution or the truth.
They are both poster boys for why term limits are such a good idea.
Awww...just being bitchy, Lindsey? So, Rand didn’t come to your party with obama and this is how you are? Bless your heart.
I dont think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people,
Why not ask the American people?
McCain and Graham are political shills. Throw in Boehner and McConnell and a bunch of others. These people have been political connivers for so many years that their character base is corrupted political quicksand.
OH!!! But John won and thats all that matters. What difference does it make that he undermines conservatism at every opportunity?
As long as its a Republican and not a Democrat doing it, thats perfectly fine. And many here will have a conniption fit if anyone suggests we stop voting for them.
So was dessert served above or below the table?
Rand Paul RIPPED off the SCAB that is the GOP-e and EXPOSED MacPain, Grahmnasty and the like for the INFLAMED, Necrotic, PUSTULES that they are. Time to get some Antiseptic and SCRAPE the Necrotic DEAD tissue OUT and START OVER with a Fresh, CLEAN site. Then the HEALING can/will begin.
Senator Rand Paul is the meteor.