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-- now back to the Paul filibuster.
Chief congressional correspondent Mike -- tonight on the tactic and the strategy of filibuster as a political tool.
I rise today to begin to filibuster John brands nomination for the CIA.
And -- that Rand Paul slammed on the brakes in the senate.
-- was challenging the constitutionality.
Of drone attacks on Americans here in the US.
I cannot sit at my desk quietly and let the president.
Say that he will kill Americans on American soil who are not actively attacking a country.
The Kentucky Republican said it wasn't anything personal about John Brennan or President Obama it was about principle.
Were this a Republican president I'd be here saying exactly the same thing.
No one person.
No one politician.
Should be allowed to judge.
To charge an individual to judge the guilt of an individual.
And executed an individual game goes against everything that we fundamentally believe in our country.
Paul says he was not satisfied by the responses he's received from attorney general Eric Holder -- Brendan on this topic.
So we implemented a tactic used in the past made famous in the film.
Smith Goes to Washington but -- use most recently by Vermont's Bernie Sanders.
Who objected to an 858 billion dollar tax bill in December -- ten and held the floor for more than eight and a half hours.
The effort also raises Paul's profile conservatives as he considers a run for president in 2016 and today Paul demanded answers.
I -- speak today until the president responds.
And says no we won't kill Americans in cafe is no we won't kill you at home when your bed at night.
No we won't drop bombs on restaurants.
Is that so hard.
Last month President Obama tried to address some of these concerns we respect.
And have a whole bunch of safeguards in terms how we conduct.
Outside of the United States.
The rules out outside -- the United States are going to be different than the roles inside the United States.
Paul held the floor for three hours and ten minutes by himself and as we take a live look at the senate -- you can see.
He is still going strong -- this afternoon a group of Republican senators including Marco Rubio a Democrat Ron Wyden.
Joined him on the Florida asking lengthy questions and give a bit of a breather Brett.
Okay we'll continue to follow that -- have more panel Mike thanks.
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