The Bush Administration Answered Rand Paul’s Question About Killing Americans On US Soil

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Rand  Paul filibustered the Senate confirmation vote of CIA Director nominee John  Brennan for nearly  13 hours to get the White House to answer one question: “Do you  believe that the president has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a  drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil and without trial?”

The Republican Senator from Kentucky said “it should have been an easy answer  … It should have been a resounding and unequivocal, ‘No,'” Paul said. “The  president’s response? He hasn’t killed anyone yet. We’re supposed to be  comforted by that.”

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