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Rand Paul thought about using a catheter to prolong his filibuster

At 12:39 a.m. EST, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul relinquished his occupation of the Senate floor saying, "I've discovered there are some limits to filibustering, and I'm going to have to take care of one of those in a few minutes."

Rand Paul thought about using a catheter to prolong his filibuster

This video frame grab provided by Senate Television shows Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Senate Democrats pushed Wednesday for speedy confirmation of John Brennan´s nomination to be CIA director but ran into a snag after a Paul began a lengthy speech over the legality of potential drone strikes on U.S. soil. But Paul stalled the chamber to start what he called a filibuster of Brennan´s nomination. Paul´s remarks were centered on what he said was the Obama administration´s refusal to rule out the possibility of drone strikes inside the United States against American citizens. (AP Photo/Senate Television)
This video frame grab provided by Senate Television shows Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Senate Democrats pushed Wednesday for speedy confirmation of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director but ran into a snag after a Paul began a lengthy speech over the legality of potential drone strikes on U.S. soil. But Paul stalled the chamber to start what he called a filibuster of Brennan's nomination. Paul's remarks were centered on what he said was the Obama administration's refusal to rule out the possibility of drone strikes inside the United States against American citizens. (AP Photo/Senate Television)

At 12:39 a.m. EST, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul relinquished his occupation of the Senate floor saying, "I've discovered there are some limits to filibustering, and I'm going to have to take care of one of those in a few minutes." He had started speaking nearly 13 hours earlier, discussing domestic drone use.

On Thursday, Senator Paul told Glenn Beck that he was almost able to continue his filibuster of John Brennan's nomination as CIA director because he had considered using a catheter so that he wouldn't have to leave the floor to use the restroom.

"I did think about it," Paul said in an interview. "I've put them in before, but I really decided against it."

Now THAT would have been some serious dedication. [TPM]

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