Rand Paul Leaves the Door Open to Filibustering James Comey's FBI NominationSubmitted by PaulFanDC on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:27
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., demanded answers to 11 questions about the use of domestic drones in a Thursday letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller, a day ahead of President Barack Obama's nomination of James Comey to replace Mueller.
The last time Department of Justice leaders stonewalled Paul on the use of domestic drones, the likely 2016 presidential candidate stood on the Senate floor for 13 hours to hold up the confirmation vote for John Brennan's nomination to lead the CIA.
"It's too early to tell" if Comey's confirmation vote will be filibustered, Paul's Communications Director Moira Bagley told U.S. News in a Friday email. "We're most concerned with getting these questions answered."