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 federalgovernment may not use drones to kill U.S. citizens on U.S. soil if theydo not represent an imminent threat. The Commander in Chief does, ofcourse, have the power to protect Americans from imminent attack, andnothing 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 theUnited States who is located in the United States. The prohibition underthis subsection shall not apply to an individual who poses an imminentthreat of death or serious bodily injury to another individual. Nothingin this section shall be construed to suggest that the Constitutionwould otherwise allow the killing of a citizen of the United States inthe 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–