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March 7th, 2013
07:21 AM ET

Sen. Rand Paul ends filibuster against CIA director nominee John Brennan – Shannon Travis reports


Sen. Rand Paul ended his day-long filibuster at 12:38 a.m. Thursday, almost 13 hours after he began speaking. The Kentucky Republican tried to stall a confirmation vote on CIA Director nominee John Brennan.

And as a snow storm swirled outside Wednesday in the nation's capital, Paul started his own Twitter hash tag that encapsulated his hours-long stand-off on Capitol Hill: #filiblizzard.

The Kentucky senator, known for his libertarian leanings, has sharply questioned the Obama administration's use of drones against American citizens overseas and vowed to speak Wednesday until he received more answers from the government about its policies. Brennan is considered one of the main architects of the drone program.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Shannon Travis recaps Sen. Paul's filibuster.

READ MORE: Rand Paul's #filiblizzard filibuster

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  1. Maurice Hadley

    This is the reason the American people are dissatisfied with it congress. Another congressmen wasting tax payers money, and putting on a dog and pony show. If you they really want to save the United States money. Start by cutting their pay. They get paid a lot of money to do nothing. If I did nothing at my job I would have been fired a long time ago.

    March 7, 2013 at 9:18 am | Reply
  2. A Kentuckian

    Wow! Whoever checks your sources for accuracy needs to be fired. If you had actually watched and listened to the live broadcast, you would know that Sen. Paul used the opportunity to raise awareness about the UNCONSTITUTIONALITY of drone attacks on AMERICAN CITIZENS on AMERICAN SOIL. The idea that ANY president can be judge, jury, and executioner should be a concern of ALL AMERICANS and HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES. Do you just not care about the truth anymore? Rand Paul and his supporters showed the world that not all of Washington is corrupt. I was taught to stand up for what is right, even if you stand alone. Apparently your views are more along the lines of standing with what you believe to be popular opinion. A lie is a lie regardless of how many people believe it. The truth is the truth even if no one believes it.

    March 7, 2013 at 7:44 am | Reply

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