Thursday, October 29, 2015

PITIFUL: Rand Paul's Budget Deal 'Filibuster' Lasts Less Than 20 Minutes

What the hell is Rand doing? Does he really think he can get away with this kind of stuff and have anyone take him seriously? 

ABC News has the blow-by-blow:
Sen. Rand Paul’s so-called “filibuster” against the budget deal, a move his campaign hyped repeatedly and which the Kentucky senator used as a rallying cry at last night’s debate, wasn’t a filibuster at all.

In fact, it wasn’t even a long speech.

The presidential hopeful took to the Senate floor at 2:46 p.m. and ended his remarks less than twenty minutes later.

While Rand and his campaign never officially declared he would perform a marathon speech against the legislation, he oversold its impact during last night's Republican presidential debate, mentioning the filibuster in both his opening and closing statements.
“I will stand firm. I will spend every ounce of energy to stop [the deal]," he said. "I will begin tomorrow to filibuster it. And I ask everyone in America to call Congress tomorrow and say enough is enough; no more debt."
And his campaign sought to raise money off the filibuster.

In one fundraising email with the subject line “I’m going to filibuster,” Paul asked supporters to donate $20.16....In a statement, a spokeswoman for Paul's Senate office said, "Sen. Paul has been and continues to filibuster the unlimited debt limit increase. Tonight at 1:00 am, the Majority Leader will attempt to end Sen. Paul’s filibuster with a cloture vote. If 41 Senators stand with Sen. Paul, the filibuster will continue."

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