Jon Stewart praises Rand Paul for shining light on ‘the execution of executive executions’

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, March 7, 2013 0:05 EDT
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On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart applauded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for using an “old-school filibuster” to highlight the legality of drone strikes on American citizens.

Paul began the filibuster on Wednesday morning after the Obama administration suggested it would not rule out the use of lethal military force against U.S. citizens on U.S. soil in extraordinary circumstances.

“So Senator Rand Paul, to draw a little attention to the issue of the execution of executive executions, executed the old-school filibuster,” Stewart explained. “I mean, he is out there talking. This isn’t one of these, ‘eh, I’m not going to do anything.’ He is using the filibuster the way it is meant to be used.”

He said the congressional oversight of drone strikes was “certainly worth kicking up a fuss for.”

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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