Political Headlines March 6, 2013: Rand Paul filibuster in the 9th hour — John Brennan Nomination & Drone debate seizes Senate





Drone debate seizes Senate with Rand Paul filibuster

Source: Politico, 3-6-13

A bloc of conservatives led by libertarian Sen. Rand Paul seized control of the Senate on Wednesday with an attack against what they called the danger of drone strikes against American citizens inside the U.S., successfully pushing President Barack Obama’s nominee to run the CIA off the day’s agenda….

“That Americans could be killed in a café in San Francisco or in a restaurant in Houston or at their home in Bowling Green, Ky., is an abomination,” Paul said. “It is something that should not and cannot be tolerated in our country. I don’t rise to oppose John Brennan’s nomination simply for the person. I rise today for the principle.”…READ MORE

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