- The Washington Times
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul, who famously filibustered against the White House’s stance that strikes against U.S. citizens using unmanned aircraft were justifiable under certain circumstances, showed off a fitting birthday gift Wednesday night: his own personal drone.

“My good friend, Senator Mike Lee from Utah, gave me a drone,” Mr. Paul said during an appearance on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”

What for?

That’s a question the Kentucky Republican raised and then answered in the next breath.

“You may wonder what am I going to do with a drone,” he said. “Well, it’s got a laser. And I’ve been trying to get invited to the Democrat lunch for about a year now and they won’t invite me. So you know what? I think I’m going to send my drone in.”

Mr. Paul’s filibuster against domestic drone use lasted nearly 13 hours, and went forth in March.

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