Senators in both parties say the success of Sen. Rand Paul’s old-fashioned filibuster Wednesday will inspire others to try the same stunt.
Paul made headlines with his “talking filibuster” on drones and scored several public relations coups.
He won a new letter Thursday from Attorney General Eric Holder answering his questions, and watching as other senators — including GOP leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — either joined his one-man effort or praised him for drawing attention to his issue.
“I thought it was pretty effective and so I think you probably will see more of them,” said Senate GOP Whip John Cornyn (Texas).
Several senators expressed admiration a day after Paul’s filibuster that he provoked other members from both parties to listen to him from the chamber and to even enter the debate.
Freshman Democrat Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) said she thinks that will mean more traditional filibusters, and counts it as a good thing.