RAND PAUL Filibusters the Patriot Act – Wants Limits on NSA Spying on All Americans
Senator Rand Paul is filibustering the Patriot Act now on the US Senate floor.
Paul wants limits on NSA spying on all Americans.
Paul started his filibuster at 1:18 PM this afternoon.
I've just taken the senate floor to begin a filibuster of the Patriot Act renewal. It's time to end the NSA spying!
— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 20, 2015
Today the Tea Party Patriots, the ACLU and NAACP joined together to run ads urging Americans to “tell Congress to protect our privacy.”
The Daily Caller reported:
Growing concerns about the Patriot Act’s renewal are creating strange bedfellows. The Tea Party Patriots and the ACLU are running TV ads urging Americans to “tell Congress [to] protect our privacy.” On top of that, the executive director of Iowa’s ACLU and Tea Party Patriots’ boss Jenny Beth Martin have coauthored an op-ed in the Des Moines Register on “the need for significant reforms to curtail government surveillance authorities, like some of those included in the Patriot Act.”
And even the NAACP — which hasn’t always been kind to the tea party movement — is getting in on the act. Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau and senior vice president for policy and advocacy, coauthored an op-ed with Martin, declaring: “We want our government to stop spying on innocent Americans.”
“The thinking behind these alliances is to send a message to Washington that Americans are absolutely fed up,” said Martin in an email. “When Tea Party Patriots, ACLU and NAACP can set aside their oft-adversarial history, come together, and say to Washington ‘We have a problem’…then Washington has a problem. And they’d better pay attention.”
Rand has been standing for over 8 hours now.
— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 21, 2015