Posted: May 20, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Law & Justice, Politics | Tags: C-SPAN, Filibuster, Global Strategy Group, Kentucky, National Security Agency, Patriot Act, Political spectrum, Rand Paul, Republican Party (United States), United States, United States Senate
The Kentucky Republican’s speech, which began at 1:18 p.m., is not technically holding up any legislation because the Senate is actually currently debating a trade bill, but Mr. Paul said his move was a filibuster nonetheless, as he vowed to hold the floor until he couldn’t go any longer.
“It’s time to end the NSA spying,” his official Twitter account said in a post at 1:36 p.m., as he was on the floor.
is waging a lonely fight, demanding that the government stop snooping without probable cause or a warrant. That’s a step beyond even some of his other erstwhile civil libertarian
allies who want to curtail the Patriot Act’s bulk collection, but would still allow government agents to go after the records of individuals without first seeking a warrant…(read more)