Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster offers assurance on drones

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The filibuster by the junior senator from Kentucky may not have been like Jimmy Stewart’s in Mr. Smith goes to Washington or as melodramatic as the filibuster on ‘The West Wing’; but it was a civil, quiet and old-fashioned filibuster. The kind that has not been seen in a long time.

Rand Paul started his filibuster shortly before 11 am, Washington time, to bring attention to the question of whether the Obama administration would use drones to kill American citizens on U.S. soil.

By the time it was over, we were treated to Texas Senator Ted Cruz reading ‘Stand with Rand’ tweets, to Florida Senator Marco Rubio quoting Jay-Z.

Not all senators were happy, especially John McCain, who got whooped by Barack Obama four years ago.

That may be McCain’s opinion, but in the end, Rand Paul got what he wanted, and that was a letter from attorney general holder today saying the President cannot use a drone to kill an American on U.S. soil who is not engaged in combat against the country.

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