By JAVIER MANJARRESSenator Rand Paul is elated that Attorney General Eric Holder finally acknowledged and answered his question on whether or not the government had the right to kill Americans on U.S. Soil. We are going to assume that General Holder may have caught wind of Senator Paul’s filibuster of now CIA director John Brennan on the floor of the Senate, pressing him to send a clarifying letter regarding the issue of “Droning” Americans. (Sarcasm)
During his dramatic filibuster, which delayed a vote on CIA director nominee John Brennan, Paul had demanded the administration clarify the government’s authority to kill on U.S. soil. The filibuster ended past midnight early Thursday morning. The Senate voted, 63-34, to confirm Brennan later Thursday afternoon.
Shortly before the vote, Holder sent a terse letter to Paul that read: “It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: ‘Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?’ The answer to that question is no.” – Fox News