Okay, I honestly cannot find another subject worth writing about right now.
Senator Rand Paul's (R-KY) now multi-senator filibuster of John Brennan's nomination to head the CIA, due to concerns over the federal government's predator drone program and its potential targeting of citizens both home and abroad, has eclipsed twelve hours on the Senate floor.
The filibuster, the first significant one-man stand since Bernie Sanders took to the floor in 2010 to denounce extending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and the longest in almost two decades, started shortly before 12 eastern time and has continued unabated ever since.
|Senator Rand Paul, who has now led the longest filibuster in decades|
And good for him: he's standing against an administration that will not answer a simple question of if they would ever use a drone strike to target American citizens not on the battlefield in the Hindu Kush ranges, Pakistani villages or Yemeni cities, but on American soil with no judicial oversight or due process.
Although not the biggest fan of Senator Paul personally, he has definitely gained my respect for his twelve hour filibuster against the Obama administration's nontransparent actions, and I only hope he and those in Washington, specifically the floor of the Senate, can hold through the night and remain a beacon of light...
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