VIDEO: Cruz Slams Holder About Constitutionality Of Using Drones To Target Americans on U.S. SoilSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 22:33
VIDEO: Cruz Slams Holder About Constitutionality Of Using Drones To Target Americans on U.S. Soil
March 6, 2013 2:52 PM
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Attorney General Eric Holder and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, got into a heated discussion during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the use of drones against American citizens.
Questioning Holder about a letter he sent to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in which the attorney general said it would take an “extraordinary circumstance” to use a drone to kill an American on U.S. soil, Cruz asked if such lethal force would be constitutional.
“If an individual is sitting quietly at a café in the United States, in your legal judgment, does the Constitution allow a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil to be killed by a drone?” Cruz asked Holder.