After a filibuster that lasted 12-hours, 52 minutes and 11 seconds, the man who staged the "rand-page" finally got the answer he wanted from the White House.
"Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil? The answer is no," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.
In return, the White House got what it wanted. John Brennan was confirmed Thursday as CIA Director in a 63 – 34 vote in the Senate.It was Brennan's nomination that Paul was holding up with his filibuster.
But not everyone in Senator Paul's own party is celebrating his win.
"All II can say is I don"t think that what happened yesterday is helpful to the American people," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joins Erin Burnett OutFront.