Friday, December 10, 2010

Bernie Sanders Has Far More Courage and Heart Than Mark Begich or Lisa Murkowski

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is making a very long speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate. He is well into his fifth hour.

You can live stream it from this link, or watch him on C-SPAN 2.

At least one local blog is incorrectly calling this courageous speech a filibuster, but it is not. It is an attempt to make a point. If he keeps going, this will become a big news item by this evening. But it is not a filibuster, as there are no votes scheduled for today.

Watching him reminds me of Sen. Gravel reading the Pentagon Papers into the Senate record back in the year before I moved to Alaska.

Sen. Sanders yielded the floor at 2:59 p.m. Alaska time. He spoke for eight hours and 35 minutes.


Anonymous said...

Senator Sanders is a true hero!

Anonymous said...

I agree, A Hero!
Thank You, Senator Sanders.

Celia Harrison said...

He got a little help from Sen. Landrieu early in the day. I don't care if it's called filibustering or marathon speechifying, I am thankful for his courage to speak the truth.