Sen. Rand Paul Considered 'Self-Catheterization' for his Filibuster (Audio)

| by Michael Allen

During an interview today with conservative radio host Glenn Beck, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that he considered using self-catheterization for his 13-hour filibuster on Wednesday, reports (audio below).

“About four or five hours into it, I was thinking, ‘Gosh, Glenn Beck can sit and talk for four or five hours every day,’” Sen. Paul said. “But it’s really not that easy to talk for that long.”

“Did you think about giving yourself a catheter at any point?” Beck asked. “I know you’re an eye doctor.”

“You see the thing is, I did think about it,” Sen. Paul admitted. “I’ve put them in before and I really decided against it.”

Before ending his filibuster on Wednesday, Sen. Paul said: “I’ve discovered that there are some limits to filibustering and I’m going to have to take care of one of those in a few minutes here.”