The PJ Tatler

Code Pink Bugs Dems to Ask Why They Didn't Stand with Rand

Democratic senators were targeted by a Code Pink lobbying party on the Hill today as the antiwar group demanded to know why liberals weren’t standing with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in his filibuster of the John Brennan nomination.

Bearing a heart-shaped card, flowers and chocolates, Code Pinkers showed up at Paul’s office at 1 p.m. to start the day by thanking the Republican.

“We don’t agree with @SenRandPaul on most things, but when it comes to the illegally of #drones in the US, we do. Important issue #Nodrones,” the group tweeted during its rounds.

Pinkers first stopped by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin’s (D-Mich.) office, where the senator’s chief of staff reportedly told Medea Benjamin and Co. “it’s ridiculous to leverage a nomination like that.”

“We are Americans who want to see more transparency. @SenRandPaul is taking a stand, will Democrats??” Pinkers then tweeted.

The group continued on to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) office, where the lawmaker reportedly told Code Pink she needed to do more research on drone strikes. Pinkers also called on Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the only Dem to join Paul on the floor yesterday.

Code Pink interrupted Brennan’s nomination hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee so many times that chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) expelled them from the room.