Conservatives applaud Sen. Rand Paul ‘filiblizzard,’ but some wonder where he was on Hagel; Update: Sens. Lee, Cruz join in; Update: Enter Sen. Moran; Update: Sen. Wyden to participate; Update: Marco Rubio!; Update: The senators keep coming

Sen. Paul does not want John Brennan confirmed as CIA Director. He also has a big problem with the Obama Administration’s drone strike policy. To that end, he’s taken to the Senate floor for what his staff is calling a “filiblizzard”:

He’s still going strong:

And he has won over at least one ally:

Many conservatives are applauding his passionate arguments against drone strikes and his appeal to Constitutional principles:

Not so long ago, Sen. Paul justified his yes vote for Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as Defense Secretary by saying that “the president gets to choose political appointees.” Today, several conservatives are wondering where today’s Paul was during the Hagel vote.

It is very difficult.

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Update:

Sen. Mike Lee has gotten in on the #filiblizzard:

And Sen. Ted Cruz:

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Update:

Here comes Sen. Jerry Moran:

Former Sen. Jim DeMint has expressed his gratitude:

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Update:

Wow! Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden is getting in on the #filiblizzard:

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Update:

Marco Rubio is on the floor!

With a water joke, natch.

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Update:

The list of filibustering senators grows.

Heeeere’s Saxby:

Wow:

Harry Reid tried and failed to shut down the debate.

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Hours later, Sen. Paul is still at it:

Though it looks like he may be getting a little tired:

Hopefully his colleagues can help him out.

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