Conservative U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s principled 13-hour information-seeking filibuster concerning John Brennan‘s suitability for confirmation as CIA Director, has met with the wrath of John McCain and his sycophantic buddy, Lindsey Graham.
Sen. Paul should consider criticism from this feckless duo a feather in his cap.
Failed presidential candidate McCain and Graham took to the Senate floor to denounce Paul’s actions, claiming he was doing a “disservice” to the debate on drones.
Sen. Paul said he was filibustering to get the administration to affirm it won’t authorize military strikes against non-combatant Americans in the U.S. — and his effort was joined by more than a dozen other senators who said they, too, supported his effort to get answers.
Toady Graham said asking whether the president has the power to kill American citizens by use of drones on American soil is a ludicrous question. “I do not believe that question deserves an answer,” Graham said. The petulant Graham denounced the Republican Senators who supported Paul’s filibuster last night, and told reporters that he will now vote to confirm Brennan as a result of Paul‘s actions.
Graham, a South Carolinian cut from the same RINO fabric as McCain, is up for re-election next year and could face a primary challenge in his conservative home state.
Let’s hope he suffers a similar fate as Russ Feingold another senate buddy of McCain’s. In 2010, Democrat Feingold, (remember the McCain -Feingold campaign finance reform measure that undercut Republicans?) was defeated in his reelection bid by Republican Ron Johnson.
Here is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder — the chief legal officer of the United States — dancing around the constitutionality of killing Americans, not posing an imminent threat, by use of drone attacks: