15 Senators – Including McConnell… ONLY ONE DEMOCRAT… White House Silent… ‘I Will Speak Until I Can No Longer Speak’… ‘Are We Going To Give Up Our Rights?’ – Watch the video, 4.16 min, published on Huffington Post, by , March 7, 2013.
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After nearly 13 hours on the Senate floor, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has ended his filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
“I will speak until I can no longer speak,” Paul said at the beginning of the filibuster, which he used to address concerns over President Obama’s policies on civil liberties, including the president’s controversial drone program … //
… Paul began the filibuster at 11:47 a.m. ET on Wednesday, and concluded at 12:39 a.m. on Thursday. After Paul ceded the floor, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) filed for cloture on Brennan’s nomination, adjourning the Senate until 10 a.m. Thursday.
Throughout the endeavor, he was joined on the Senate floor by a number of his colleagues, including Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). Close to midnight, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also joined, expressing support for Paul’s filibuster.
Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden also took to the floor in the afternoon, welcoming the opportunity to discuss Obama’s drone program despite his support for Brennan’s nomination … //