During an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on a New Day program that aired on May 19, Senator Rand Paul (shown), R-Ky., said he will do “everything humanly possible” to keep the Senate from passing a reauthorization of the Patriot Act. “I will do a formal filibuster. Whether or not that means I can go to the floor, some of that depends on what happens because you’re not always allowed,” Paul told Camerota.
Paul’s mention of a filibuster as a possible part of his strategy to stop extension of the full Patriot Act brought back memories of his 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor on March 6–7, 2013. His purpose, at that time, was to delay voting on the nomination of John O. Brennan as the director of the CIA. During his speakathon, Paul questioned the Obama administration’s use of drones and the government’s stated legal justification for their potential use within the United States.
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