Rand Paul: Filibuster Just the Start

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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.