WH Concedes: President Does Not Have the Authority to Kill an American on U.S. Soil (Video)
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Video via NRO.
Paul also received a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder, Thursday afternoon, saying that the president does not have the authority
to use a drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on U.S. soil.
Paul said he was satisfied with the response.
"I'm quite happy with the answer," the senator from Kentucky said on
CNN. "I'm disappointed it took a month and a half and a root canal to
get it, but we did get the answer."
Bringing attention to his question, Paul led a nearly 13-hour
filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday, blocking the confirmation
process for Brennan to move forward.
Paul, however, now says he's ready to let the Senate hold a full vote. "We'll hold it as soon as people want to now."
Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz had introduced legislation to to prohibit drone killings of American citizens on American soil, earlier today.
WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and
Rand Paul (R-KY) today introduced legislation to prohibit drone killings
of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil if they do not represent an imminent
“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