Some of Senator Rand Paul’s (R, KY) colleagues were left unimpressed by Wednesday’s filibuster. The day following Paul’s action, Senators John McCain (R, AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R, SC) criticized him, saying Paul was doing a “disservice” to the debate about drones. When was the last time either McCain or Graham raised concerns over the White House’s use of drones?
“I don’t think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people…What we saw yesterday is going to give ammunition to those who say the rules of the Senate are being abused,” McCain said.
Since when is proper use of the Senate filibuster abuse? McCain seems more concerned with getting along with “progressives” in the Senate than preserving the United States Constitution.
Paul was attempting to get the Obama administration to confirm it will not kill non-combatant Americans within the United States. Graham apparently viewed that as a farcical question.
“I do not believe that question deserves an answer,” Graham stated.
What question would Graham consider worthy of reply? Do assurances from the DOJ that they will not selectively ignore constitutionally protected rights of American Citizens to judicial due process not qualify?
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