Smitty has a report on Rand Paul’s fillibuster of the confirmation of Obama appointee John Brennan for Director of the CIA.
Rand Paul took the floor of the Senate around noon today for a good, old-fashioned filibuster. Spot on. The purpose is to find out just where the 5th Amendment line is on drone strikes on Americans on American soil. The direct effect of the filibuster is to threaten a delay of a vote to confirm John Brennan as CIA chief.
The last time this happened was, for a quick Google, Bernie Sanders in 2010.
Paul has been joined by Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Jerry Moran, and given support by former Senator Jim DeMint. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has made it bipartisan. Go, webfoot!
Let this be an important symbolic victory, and let it wake up the sleeping giant to the threat parked within our borders.
Live feed: C-SPAN
If only more Senators would put on their big boy pants on and stand with Rand Paul.