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Rand Paul Tweets His Own Filibuster

Senator Rand Paul filibusters vote on CIA director nominee John Brennan over the use of drones against Americans on U.S. soil. Here are the highlights.

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WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is seen on a TV monitor as he participates in a filibuster on the Senate floor March 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senator Paul is filibustering the Senate to oppose the nomination of John Brennan to be the next director of CIA.


Speaking on the Senate floor at length & actively filibustering Brennan’s nomination until further notice Tune into @cspan now #filiblizzard— Senator Rand Paul


Why don’t we advise the pres. that he should come forward & say he will not condone nor believe he has the authority to kill noncombatants?— Senator Rand Paul


Why isn’t there more moral outrage? Why isn’t every Senator coming down to say let’s go ahead and hold this nomination?— Senator Rand Paul


What happened to candidate Obama who wanted to protect your right to privacy? He now doesn’t care about your right to judicial proceeding.— Senator Rand Paul

It worries me that they refuse to answer my questions, because by refusing to answer, I believe that they believe they have unlimited power.

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul)

It worries me that they refuse to answer my questions, because by refusing to answer, I believe that they believe they have unlimited power.— Senator Rand Paul

I will not sit quietly and let President Obama shred the Constitution. #filiblizzard

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul)

I will not sit quietly and let President Obama shred the Constitution. #filiblizzard— Senator Rand Paul

As we allow more and more power to gravitate to the President, we run the risk of living under an imperial presidency. #filiblizzard

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul)

As we allow more and more power to gravitate to the President, we run the risk of living under an imperial presidency. #filiblizzard— Senator Rand Paul

"Do we not get the opportunity to explain ourselves in a court of law before we get a hellfire missile dropped on our heads?"

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul)

“Do we not get the opportunity to explain ourselves in a court of law before we get a hellfire missile dropped on our heads?”— Senator Rand Paul

Bush started this, Obama is expanding this. The irony is that Obama ran as the anti-Bush candidate.

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul)

Bush started this, Obama is expanding this. The irony is that Obama ran as the anti-Bush candidate.— Senator Rand Paul

I'm not a great fan of Jane Fonda. But I'm not so interested in putting her on a drone kill list either.

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul)

I’m not a great fan of Jane Fonda. But I’m not so interested in putting her on a drone kill list either.— Senator Rand Paul

Even under George W. Bush, no one maintained that you could kill Americans at home.

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul)

Even under George W. Bush, no one maintained that you could kill Americans at home.— Senator Rand Paul

They shouldn't just drop a hellfire missile on your café experience.

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul)

They shouldn’t just drop a hellfire missile on your café experience.— Senator Rand Paul

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Michael Rusch is a socials editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Rusch was selected by Time as having one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013.
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