Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is reviving the good old-fashioned filibuster — a tactic not used in the Senate in more than two years — to protest U.S. use of unmanned aerial drones.
“I will speak until I can no longer speak,” Paul said as he began his remarks. “I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”
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Senator Paul is still in control on the Senate floor, despite the efforts of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to shut down his filibuster. Paul said that he would be glad to stop talking if President Barack Obama will simply answer his question.