March 26th, 2013
06:58 PM ET
9 years ago

Sen. Paul has a second filibuster on the horizon

Washington (CNN) - The last time he led a filibuster, Sen. Rand Paul carried out the people’s business for 13 straight hours – until he realized he had some personal business to take care of.

“I’ve discovered there are some limits to filibustering and I’m going to have to go take care of one of those in a few minutes here,” he said, wrapping up his marathon protest of the Obama administration’s answer to his question about their drone program.


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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Blinded by the republican lie

    Filibuster all you want, you will still never be President!!

    March 26, 2013 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  2. apkurt

    So, would you like to tell us about the second filibuster he has planned?

    March 26, 2013 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  3. sftommy

    He thought it was a Filly Buster....brougt his saddle

    March 26, 2013 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  4. Pete

    You know republicans Rand Paul again is helping your party down the road of no return and democrates couldn't be happier...Put some visene in his water while he's fillibustering and he'll get the runs and let's see how Paul does at the podium with a load in his pants and more to come..Couldn't happen to a more annoying man but I'm knocking one of republicans few heels left aren't I..Time to go republicans,midterms couldn't come any sooner,believe me!!

    March 26, 2013 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  5. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    "Look at me Daddy, I'm a big man now"!

    March 26, 2013 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  6. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Rand Paul is a typical current day neo-con republican and a total disgrace to the role of a U.S. Senator!

    March 26, 2013 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  7. Clarke

    Good for him! I guess he has nothing else to do.

    March 26, 2013 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  8. Tony in Maine

    Breaking news: At the recommendation of his pr team, Senator Paul will conduct filibusters on the third Wednesday of each month. Reporters may request the subject of the filibuster on the Monday prior.

    March 26, 2013 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  9. Randy, San Francisco

    Sen Rand Paul's fillibustering act is getting old. Instead of carrying out the people's businsess, he is wasting time and taxpayer's money.

    March 26, 2013 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  10. GonzoinHouston

    Pure-T publicity stunt. He is lining himself up to be the first presidential candidate from the Tea Party when it is divorced from the GOP. He will collect about 5% of the vote and put Hillary Clinton in the White House.

    March 26, 2013 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  11. buongiorno

    Not enough information pertaining to the filibuster or drones

    March 26, 2013 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  12. buongiorno

    Not enough information pertaining to the filibuster or drones so i will give you some 10,000 small drones that are capable of hovering over your house and evesdropping on every thing you say are are being considered

    March 26, 2013 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  13. Nick

    Good. I hope Rand Paul does everything he can in order to show this poor administration and traitorous Congress that the Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, not laws that infringe upon those rights.

    March 26, 2013 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    relevant, thank you.

    March 26, 2013 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  15. mario

    rand paul why cant you learn from your dad and be done with it /////!!!!!

    March 26, 2013 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  16. Woman In California

    Most of us (the sane ones that is), have no desire to know about your "business" and filibustering is not going to get you anywhere near the Oval Office. In fact, you're starting to look and sound every bit as crazy as your old man is and we all know he's the definition of crazy.

    March 26, 2013 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  17. Dan5404

    He's just trying to get as much face time as he can to try to be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. Although he really doesn't have a chance, it would be great if he and Cruz paired up. That would guarantee that the extreme right nut jobs and Tea Party would lose, big time.

    March 26, 2013 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  18. ak_steve

    PR stunt. Period.

    March 27, 2013 02:58 am at 2:58 am |
  19. TomInRochNY

    CNN must ask themselves, was this article necessary? I hope it's just a two paragraph place holder for a longer piece.

    March 27, 2013 06:45 am at 6:45 am |
  20. Name lynn

    Rand paul talks too much and never shut up, i know who is the president wow not rand. the president obama dont talk as much as rand does.

    March 27, 2013 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  21. Warren

    What a waste of taxpayers money.....

    March 27, 2013 07:29 am at 7:29 am |