“I will speak until I can no longer speak.”Senator Rand Paul

IT BEGAN at 11:45 a.m. today.

Love his politics or detest him for his literalism, Senator Rand Paul is doing it his way and at least stands for something.

After the Senate Intelligence Committee forwarded President Obama’s CIA nominee John Brennan to the full Senate for confirmation, Senator Paul could take it no more.

The filibuster is streaming live via C-SPAN.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a libertarian-minded Democrat who has also expressed reservations about the Obama administration’s drone policy, shortly before 4 p.m. became the fifth senator and first Democrat to join Paul’s filibuster. […] Four Republicans have joined the filibuster as well: Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). [Washington Post]