Paul voted FOR drone strikes on U.S. citizens in America who weren’t a danger to the public safety at the time of a strike??
Uh, no he didn’t. There wasn’t a vote on that issue. Paul brought up that issue while a vote was pending on Brennan’s appt. to the CIA. So he refused to let the vote on that appt. go forward until the Justice Dept. and WH answered the question of whether such strikes would be constitutional, or not.
They did finally answer the question. Then the vote on Brennan was allowed to go forward.
Paul always said I’m using this as an opportunity to air this issue. I’m not filibustering to stop an Obama appt. from happening.
What part of that don’t you understand...
Uh, no he didnt. There wasnt a vote on that issue. Paul brought up that issue while a vote was pending on Brennans appt. to the CIA.
As you state, Paul clearly said many times that his filibuster had nothing to do with the confirmation of Brennan as CIA director.
But, in addition to that, when the filibuster ended and the vote to confirm went forward, Rand Paul was one of the few Senators to vote against confirming Brennan.
Facts are pesky things.