Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Jerry Moran Join Rand Paul’s Senate Filibuster Over Drone Strikes – Update: Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio Join Too

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Senator Rand Paul began his filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination to lead the CIA as a one-man protest against the Obama administration’s drone policy but he has now been joined by Senator Mike Lee of Utah,  Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, and Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas (so far.) The filibuster started at 11:47 am Eastern and Paul vowed that he would speak until he could no longer speak.

Senator Paul’s filibuster can be viewed here.

Via John Sexton, of Big Government:

Brennan’s nomination has been on the back burner for several weeks as other issues, including the nomination of Chuck Hagel to Secretary of Defense, took precedence. Yesterday the logjam seemed to break when the White House agreed to show lawmakers the top-secret legal decisions used to justify the killing of American citizens abroad. The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 12-3 to approve Brennan’s nomination on Tuesday.

“If there was an ounce of courage in this body I would be joined by many other Senators,” Sen. Paul said. “Would you tolerate a Republican who said I like the first amendment, I don’t plan to violate the first amendment, but I might,” he asked rhetorically. He then turned the question around and asked if Republicans would tolerate that sort of vaguery with regard to the 2nd amendment.

Earlier today, Senator Cruz was able to get Eric Holder to admit that killing Americans with Drones on U.S. soil is unconstitutional providing that American terror suspect does not pose an “imminent threat.”

UPDATE:

The Conversation: Democrat Senator: I’m Joining Rand Paul’s Filibuster

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has taken to the floor to show his support for Paul’s filibuster.

UPDATE II:

The Conversation: Report: Marco Rubio Has Arrived at the Filibuster

Correction: An earlier version of this post misspelled Senator Moran’s name – Terry instead of Jerry.

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5 Responses to “Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Jerry Moran Join Rand Paul’s Senate Filibuster Over Drone Strikes – Update: Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio Join Too”

  1. ConMom Says:

    [...] Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Jerry Moran Join Rand Paul’s Senate Filibuster Over Drone Strikes – Updat… [...]

  2. teej Says:

    Wow deb, I think the magazine for your “assault blog” is holding more than 7 stories. Do you really need such a high capacity magazine for your site? :)
    I guess with this administration you do.

  3. Geo Says:

    Go Rand Paul.

    Let’s see who managed to make a appearance and support this. . . . Cruz, Rubio, Lee, Barasso, Moran and . . . . . . Wyden <a dem<. Notably absent the "dynamic duo" of "team schmucky" who were probably busy cavorting with the White House staff getting ready for their attendance at the divide and conquer dinner. The very guy who has been threatening to put a hold on Brennan until he got answers about Benghazi [six months later], didn't see it appropriate to participate.

    Where was the rest of the Karl Rove elitist of the party?

  4. Carlos Says:

    Being a native born-and-bred Oregonian, I’m absolutely floored that Wyden has participated in this. ‘Course, as cynical as I am, I think he’s probably going to use it as a “See? I’m full of bipartisanship” moment in his next campaign, and that’s the full extent of his interest. He’s simply an elitist autocrat who has seen a relatively simple way to get talking points for people too stupid to see his socialist/autocratic tendencies without causing any meaningful questioning of his god (small “g”) and savior (small “s”).

  5. Some Cockroaches Run To The Light | Daily Pundit Says:

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