3 votes

Senate Office Reports: Rand Paul Pledges To "HOLD" John Brennan's Nomination For CIA Director

Senate Office Reports: Rand Paul Pledges To "HOLD" John Brennan's Nomination For CIA Director

BY DANIEL HALPER
2:44 PM, FEB 13, 2013

Senator Rand Paul is pledging to "hold" John Brennan's nomination for CIA director, a statement from his Senate office reports.

"I have asked Mr. Brennan if he believed 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 my question remains unanswered. I will not allow a vote on this nomination until Mr. Brennan openly responds to the questions and concerns my colleagues and I share." Paul's statement reads.

"These issues must be discussed openly so that the American people can understand what constraints exist on the government's power to use lethal force against its citizens. Before confirming Mr. Brennan as the head of the CIA, it must be apparent that he understands and will honor the protections provided to every American by the Constitution."

Read more: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/senator-hold-nominee-cia...

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Read This In The Newspaper Today

Bump, good to see USA Today give Sen. Paul coverage.

"He was asked a very specific question. . . 'Can you kill an American with a drone in America?' And he refused to answer the question," Paul said. "I find that very, very worrisome (and) we're going to do whatever it takes to get the answer. Can the government, does the government, the president himself, claim the power to unilaterally kill an American in America without a trial?"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/13/rand-...

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath