RNC Chairman: Rand Paul’s filibuster ‘completely awesome’Submitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:22
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus weighed in with enthusiasm on Sen. Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster over the possibility of drone strikes on U.S. soil.
“Listen, I think it was completely awesome,” he told the Des Moines Register during a visit to Iowa. “I was excited about it myself, I couldn’t go to bed. I’m still excited about it.”
He said in the Thursday interview that it was the sight of Republicans coming together that cheered him.
“You know what I’m excited about? I think our party needs some unity sometimes,” Priebus said. “[I]t’s not easy not having the White House. And sometimes you’ve got to scrap and claw for issues that can unify a party. Now, and that’s not totally unity, but this was a great issue in standing up against the president, asking some simple, important questions, and I was happy to see so many other Republican senators support Sen. Paul.”