Sens. Cruz, Paul Introduce Bill to Prohibit Drone Killings of U.S. Citizens
Senators Cruz and Paul introduced legislation today to prohibit drone killings of U.S. Citizens on American soil.
“Our Constitution restrains government power,” Cruz said. “The federal
government may not use drones to kill U.S. citizens on U.S. soil if they
do not represent an imminent threat. The Commander in Chief does, of
course, have the power to protect Americans from imminent attack, and
nothing in this legislation interferes with that power.”
Part of the text of the bill reads:
The Federal Government may not use a drone to kill a citizen of the
United States who is located in the United States. The prohibition under
this subsection shall not apply to an individual who poses an imminent
threat of death or serious bodily injury to another individual. Nothing
in this section shall be construed to suggest that the Constitution
would otherwise allow the killing of a citizen of the United States in
the United States without due process of law.
I guess they means business, let's see who jumps on board to support this.
UPDATE: looks who has weighed in--