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Posted at 4:45 p.m. on March 6
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has taken to the floor of the Senate since 11:47 a.m. EST today to conduct a talking filibuster of the vote to confirm John Brennan as head the Central Intelligence Agency.
While Paul has acknowledged that he lacks the votes to ultimately block the nomination, he has used the nearly five hours monologue to voice his concerns over the Obama administration’s drone policy.
You can watch Paul’s continued filibuster on C-SPAN 2.
Washington Post: “Paul has since been joined in his symbolic effort by Republicans Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Ted Cruz (Tex.), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Saxby Chambliss (Ga.). He has also gotten some bipartisan support from Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.).”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has re-scheduled the confirmation vote for Thursday.