Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster seems to have produced rapid and extraordinary results. Josh Gerstein reports:
President Barack Obama would not use a drone to kill an American on U.S. soil, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday, responding to Sen. Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster a day earlier on the Senate floor.
“The president has not and would not use drone strikes against American citizens on American soil,” Carney said at a press briefing.
“Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil? The answer is no. The answer to that question is no,” Carney said, describing the content of Holder’s letter.