1 year, 1 month ago
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.
“This is a long, drawn-out day, but it’s to try to get some answers,” Mr. Paul said after he crossed the eight-hour mark late Wednesday evening. “It’s to try to shame the president into doing the right thing.”
Here’s your answer Senator. Progressives only fake liberalism. They are statists and totalitarians, every one. Scratch a progressive, find a Fascist. They won’t agree to the illegitimacy of killing U.S. citizens because they believe they have the right to kill U.S. citizens. It’s as simple as that.
Rand Paul is a hero, and anyone in the Senate who doesn’t support his effort is a friend of totalitarians.
UPDATE: And Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are heroes as well.