Did Rand Paul Just Get The ‘No’ He Was Looking For?

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Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has received the answer to his question of whether or not the President has the authority to kill U.S. citizens on U.S. soil with drone strikes.

Thursday U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent Paul another letter clarifying the Administration’s position on drone strikes on U.S. soil.

Read the letter below:

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney read directly from the letter that Holder sent, as he sought to further clarify the Administration position.

“The President has not and would not use drone strikes against American citizens on US soil” if they are not engaged in hostile activity, Carney said.

“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,” Carney continued.

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.