In 2015, I filibustered reauthorization of the Patriot Act. My filibuster was not popular with other senators because it kept them in Washington over a Memorial Day weekend. I still remember one or two hotheads muttering and directing profanity under their breath. I have to admit I may have given them right back some choice words of my own.
A senior Republican in leadership admonished me that I’d be sorry if terrorists struck the United States while the Patriot Act was expired. I responded, “Couldn’t we just rely on the Constitution for a few hours, like we did for over 200...Read more