In US history, there have been several filibusters in the senate.
Some of them have gone for quite some time, much longer than Paul's has, so far.
Here's a look at the five longest filibusters of the Senate.
- In 1957, Storm Thrumond of South Carolina, Democrat, filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1957 for twenty-four hours and eighteen minutes.
- In 1986, Alfonse D'Amato of New York, Republican, filibustered an amendment to a defense for twenty-three hours and thirty minutes.
- In 1953, Wayne Morse of Oregon, Democrat, filibustered a bill to give states control over oil leases for twenty-two hours and twenty-six minutes.
- In 1908, Robert LaFollette of Wisconsin, Republican, filibustered a bill that would have allowed the US Treasury to lend money to banks for eighteen hours and twenty-three minutes.
- In 1981, William Proxmire of Wisconsin, Democrat, filibustered against raising the nation's debt limit for sixteen hours and twelve minutes.