Rand Paul filibusters Brennan CIA nomination over US drone policy


As the Senate prepares to confirm John Brennan as CIA director, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is filibustering the vote over the Obama Administration’s policy on drone strikes. Paul has said that he will speak “until the President responds” to his questions over whether he will order targeted killing of Americans within US borders. “Mr. President, come clean, come forward, and say you will not kill Americans on American soil,” Paul said on the Senate floor, comparing the policy of allowing strikes without trial to British abuses of power before the Revolutionary War. “I’m not saying the president is a bad person at all, but he’s not a judge. he’s a politician… We’re allowing him to be the judge, and we’re allowing him to be the jury.”

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