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.
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.