Senator Rand Paul has been speaking on the Senate floor now for about 12 hours, filibustering the confirmation vote for confirmation of John Brennan to head the CIA. In the video below, Senator Ted Cruz is reading Tweets in support of Senator Paul #StandWithRand. The confirmation filibuster includes Attorney General Eric Holder telling Senator Cruz that yes, the president can kill an American sitting in a coffee shop, and yes it is unconstitutional. Paul wants answers from the White House. Some others have stood in for Senator Paul today for very short periods, while other Republicans dined with Obama at a the Jefferson Hotel:
They included Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who lost the 2008 presidential election to Obama; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.; Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.; Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.; and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. Source USA Today
Notice Mitch McConnell didn’t get an invite.
I’d love to awaken in the morning to news that each of the above mentioned left the Jefferson, walked to the Senate floor to help carry on the filibuster with Senator Paul. The confirmation vote is scheduled for Thursday, March 8th. Senator Rand Paul is making modern-day history today and for as long as his voice and legs will hold him.
No, I’m not over Paul voting for Hagel but he’s making a strong stand today. I wish others would join him.
— Rhonda Koenig(@Rhondako) March 7, 2013