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Sen.Rand Paul Threatens Hold On CIA Nominee Over Targeting of U.S. Civilians

By Javier Manjarres

rand-paulSenator Rand Paul continues to impress us here at the Shark Tank by consistently taking the fight to the highly questionable practices of the Obama Administration. Paul deserves yet another merit badge for his threat to place a hold on CIA Director-nominee John Brennan over concerns about the extent of the administration’s targeting of U.S. Citizens oversees.

 The Obama administration has given the OK to target U.S. citizens for killing if they are deemed a potential threat to the United States.  Paul is asking Brennan to clarify the administration’s position of targeting U.S. Citizens abroad, asking if this targeting could also include the targeting of Americans on home soil. Paul says he will not vote for Brennan if this question is not answered-

 Can the president claim the power to unilaterally kill an American in America without a trial? – Senator Rand Paul

Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein has also expressed similar reservations about Brennan, saying that “senators need to see more classified legal opinions that justify using the unmanned spy planes to kill al-Qaeda suspects overseas, including American citizens.”

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  • Michael

    If the GOP focused on promoting Rand Paul for 2016 instead of the Neo-Con Rubio, it would be a guaranteed win for the Republicans in the 2016 presidential race.