John Cusack On Drone Filibuster: ‘Where Are The Democrats?’

John Cusack on filibuster

Actor John Cusack was watching Wednesday night’s drone filibuster and wondering “where are the Democrats?”

Some quick catch-up: Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) took up a talking filibuster against John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director, which stretched to nearly 13 hours.

“I would go for another 12 hours to try to break Strom Thurmond’s record, but I’ve discovered that there are some limits to filibustering and I’m going to have to go take care of one of those in a few minutes here,” Paul said as he wrapped up his speech.

Paul was joined by other GOP senators Wednesday during the filibuster, which was used to block the Brennan nomination as well as bring attention to the potential for drone strikes on US soil.

Actor John Cusack was apparently following the filibuster, sending out a series of frustrated tweets over the course of several hours.

Cusack describes himself as a progressive and was a very vocal critic of the Bush administration. However, he has also been a critic of the government’s controversial drone program (regardless of who’s in office) and has been a pretty harsh critic of President Obama at times.

A for-instance, here’s a tweet of Cusack’s (that exceeded 140 characters). “AG say its ok to kill us citizens–and other bad guys- but trust us we’re the good guys.. how’d that play out through history mr holder… pay no attention to the man behind that curtain the great and powerful O has spoken…”

You get the idea.


The Rand Paul filibuster actually generated a ton of conversation on social media and quite a bit of support.