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Paul acknowledged early on that his filibuster — a blocking tactic to delay — was doomed to failure, with too little support in Congress. But he vowed to “speak until I can no longer speak,” demanding a specific guarantee that Obama will not use drones to kill U.S. citizens on U.S. soil.
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Paul’s moment sparked a real-time online frenzy, with instant endorsements from unlikely bedmates, including Amnesty International, Code Pink and other voices from the progressive edge of America’s gaping hyperpartisan divide.
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Paul had help, with a handful of Republican colleagues jumping in to ask questions and give his voice a rest. At as the fifth hour rolled around, a single Democrat, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, joined in, praising Paul for “digging in, trying to excavate how (the drone program) works.”
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid failed to scuttle the filibuster at the six-hour mark, telling Paul “the rest of the body needs to know if we’re going to finish tonight, or tomorrow, or the next day.”
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Paul answered that he would end his talk immediately upon a pledge from Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder that no Americans will be killed by drones on U.S. soil.
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Reid snapped back: “I’m not in a position to talk to the attorney general. Everyone should plan on coming tomorrow. We’re through for the night.”