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Rand Paul lays groundwork for another filibuster on drones
by Alex Pappas
5:02 PM 07/16/2013
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul signaled Tuesday that he may be gearing up for another filibuster of an administration appointee unless he gets more answers about the government’s use of drones.
Appearing on Fox News, the Republican lawmaker said he has placed a hold on the nomination of James Comey, President Obama’s nominee for FBI director.
“A hold is like the beginning of a filibuster,” Paul told anchor Eric Bolling. “Should they bring it to the floor, and I choose to speak like I did on the drone subject earlier, than as long as I can speak I can stop the debate.”
Paul said he has placed a hold on Comey because he has asked the FBI about 15 questions on their drone policy, but hasn’t heard back yet.
“I’m trying to get a real truth,” he said. “Is the FBI using the Bill of Rights? Are they seeking a warrant from a judge before they spy on us? That to me is an important truth, and the only way I can do it is by using my leverage as a senator.”