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So Far, Crickets

From Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) to John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to lead the CIA.

“I once again request you answer the following 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?” he asked.

“I believe the only acceptable answer to this is no,” he said.

“Until you directly and clearly answer, I plan to use every procedural option at my disposal to delay your confirmation and bring added scrutiny to this issue and the Administration’s policies on the use of lethal force,” he said.

 

So far, crickets.

 

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