Rand Paul: Filibuster Just the Start

    This video frame grab provided by Senate Television shows Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Senate Democrats pushed Wednesday for speedy confirmation of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director but ran into a snag after a Paul began a lengthy speech over the legality of potential drone strikes on U.S. soil. But Paul stalled the chamber to start what he called a filibuster of Brennan's nomination. Paul's remarks were centered on what he said was the Obama administration's refusal to rule out the possibility of drone strikes inside the United States against American citizens.  (AP Photo/Senate Television)

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    Despite standing for nearly 13 hours with breaks only for water and candy, Wednesday’s 13-hour filibuster was worth it, says Sen. Rand Paul in an op-ed in Sunday’s Washington Post. Paul insists in the piece that the filibuster is just the first step in shining light on balance of power in Washington, and he writes that the “support I received this past week shows that Americans are looking for someone to really stand up and fight for them.” During the filibuster, Paul writes, he could not get off the floor and only had water and candy from the Senate desks to revive him—although he admitted that Ted Cruz’s reading of the supporting tweets also helped.

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