Senator Rand Paul filibustering John 'al-Quds' BrennanBrennan's nomination is defeated or withdrawn (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
This one actually has nothing to do with Israel.
At first the filibuster, staged by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), was greeted with skepticism. For the first three hours, he railed alone against Obama’s refusal to rule out drone strikes on American soil.
“I’m here to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination to be director of CIA,” Paul announced, later vowing: “I will speak for as long as it takes.”
But as the day went on, one Republican senator after another pledged support to Paul’s cause and made their way down to the Senate floor.
“Americans have every reason to be concerned any time the government wants to intrude on life, liberty or prosperity,” said Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who was the first Republican to join Paul’s filibuster. “We’re talking here about the sanctity of human life.”Maybe they don't trust Obama to only go after terrorists? Hmmm.
UPDATE 10:15 AM
Paul ended his filibuster at 12:40 am on Thursday - when the Senate adjourned. The nomination did not come to a vote of the full Senate.