RAND PAUL SHOULD BE COMMENDED

RAND PAUL SHOULD BE COMMENDED

Matt HealeyWednesday,20 March 2013

The Snap:

Last week Rand Paul engaged in a 13 hour filibuster of John Brennan’s confirmation as head of the C.I.A. Paul objected to the administration’s use of drones on American citizens. The filibuster had no chance of stopping the confirmation. Paul knew this and decided to conduct the filibuster anyway.

The Download:

I am not sure if I agree with Paul or not. I can see his point and agree with a lot of it. I can also see the administration’s point and agree with a lot of it. On this issue I am torn, but that is not the point of this post. The point is that Rand Paul deserves to be commended for his actions. He had a strong belief and was willing to do everything he could within the rules of the Senate to voice his objection. He also did it publicly. He did not place an anonymous hold on the nomination so that he could block it without any risk to his political future. He stood up for his principles, which is lacking inside the Beltway, and I find that refreshing.

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