Paul: News That I Will Filibuster Syria Resolution Is A ‘Misinterpretation’


Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Wednesday that media reports claiming he is planning to filibuster the resolution authorizing the use of force in Syria are a “misinterpretation.”

Pressed about the reports by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee business meeting, Paul said: “That would be a misinterpretation from the media.”

In a Thursday afternoon report, the New York Times quoted a Paul aide saying that the senator “will filibuster any effort to bring an authorization of military force to a quick vote in the Senate.”