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03-07-13, 01:27 PM #1
Rand Paul considered using catheter before his 13-hour filibuster to stall confirmation of CIA director nomineeSen. Rand Paul on Thursday said he received an “outpouring of support” from congressional colleagues during his nearly 13-hour filibuster, which was so long he considered using a catheter before opting not to.
Paul was speaking on the conservative talk show host Glenn Beck’s radio show on TheBlaze radio network, hours after wrapping up the longest talkingfilibusterin years, which he invoked to stall confirmation of CIA Director nominee John Brennan. At issue: use of drones to target American citizens on U.S. soil.
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03-07-13, 08:45 PM #3
After the administration clarified its drone policy, Republican Senators allowed the Senate to vote on Brennan's confirmation, which he won by a vote of 63-34.
Republican Senator Rand Paul spoke for nearly 13 hours on the Senate floor on Wednesday in an attempt to get the administration to declare that "targeted killings" of American citizens on U.S. soil were unconstitutional.
Hours before the final vote, Attorney General Eric Holder sent a brief letter to Paul, saying President Barack Obama does not have the authority to order a drone to kill an American on U.S. soil who was "not engaged in combat."
Paul, who said his delaying tactic was not a protest against Brennan's qualifications to lead the CIA, called it a major victory for American civil liberties. He nonetheless voted against Brennan.
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