Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Good on him

After years in the shadows, the administration’s secret drone program burst into very public view Wednesday with lawmakers grilling the attorney general over legal justification for targeted killings and Sen. Rand Paul launching an old-style one-man filibuster to demand answers from President Obama.
The Kentucky Republican held the floor for hours, effectively blocking a vote on the nomination of John O. Brennan, whom Mr. Obama has tapped to be CIA director. He said he would relent only if the administration publicly vowed not to target Americans on U.S. soil.


hiswiserangel said...

and TX Sen. Ted Cruz is kicking ass and taking names.

Sara said...

I'm still listening to it, have had it on in the background for the past I don't know how long..

Sara said...

I will say I really liked this. You know it was hashed and rehashed before he said it, but they did pretty damn good.

""I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court," Paul said."

Wrench said...

He didn't fall far from the apple tree. There is hope. Thanks Rand!