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Senator to ‘Hold’ Nominee for CIA Director

Posted By admin On February 14, 2013 @ 6:40 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

DANIEL HALPER
Weekly Standard [1]
Feb 14, 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.”


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[1] Weekly Standard: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/senator-hold-nominee-cia-director_701204.html

[2] Medals For Killing Women And Children: Majority Of Americans Support Drone Strikes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/medals-for-killing-women-and-children-majority-of-americans-support-drone-strikes.html

[3] Obama nominates mastermind of controversial drone strike programme as next CIA director: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-nominates-mastermind-of-controversial-drone-strike-programme-as-next-cia-director.html

[4] Rand Paul’s Third Letter to the CIA: Can You Kill with Drones in the USA?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rand-paul%e2%80%99s-third-letter-to-the-cia-can-you-kill-with-drones-in-the-usa.html

[5] Will Sen. Rand Paul Filibuster Brennan Confirmation?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/will-sen-rand-paul-filibuster-brennan-confirmation.html

[6] A Call To Action: Urge Your Senator To Hold White House Science Czar Accountable For Lying: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-call-to-action-urge-your-senator-to-hold-white-house-science-czar-accountable-for-lying.html

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