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Rand Paul threatens to delay Senate vote until Saturday: ‘They hate to work on weekends'

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Sen. Rand Paul threatened to delay the Senate vote confirming John Brennan as directer of the C.I.A. through Saturday if the White House refused to answer his question about drone strikes against Americans on American soil.

“I want to get an honest answer from the White House,” Paul said in an radio interview with Glenn Beck this morning. “We’re using the leverage of holding up the vote and I can make them stay till Saturday, and they hate to work on weekends.”

Since the Senate filed for cloture early this morning after Paul was finished with his nearly 13 hour filibuster speech, the final vote won’t happen for three days unless the entire Senate unanimously agrees to move forward sooner.

“We’ll see what happens,” Paul added.

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