Sen. Rand Paul on Friday demanded the Obama White House address “serious constitutional questions” on the legality of making drone strikes on American soil.
“We’re talking about someone eating at a cafe in Boston, or New York — and a Hellfire missile comes raining in on them,” the Kentucky Republican told Fox News
. “There should be an easy answer from the administration on this. They should say, ‘Absolutely no, we will not kill Americans in America without an accusation, a trial and a jury.’”
Paul said he sent a letter to John Brennan, Obama's nominee to head the CIA, earlier this week but had not yet received a response.
“I’ve asked serious questions, serious constitutional questions,” Paul told Fox. “I’ve gotten zero response. And that is sort of the way this administration is treating Congress.
“The Senate has the right to advise and consent and approve nominees. I’ve not got one word of response from the administration on this,” he said.
Paul said he would work to delay Brennan's nomination until he receives a response from the White House.
“It’s inexcusable that the administration will not answer ‘absolutely no, we will not do this,’” Paul told Fox.
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