Rand Paul Declares Victory
Now, according to Jay Carney, the White House spokesman, Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Rand Paul a letter (I guess somewhat recently) to confirm that President Obama does not have the authority to kill an American on US soil in a noncombat situation. Jay Carney quoted from the letter that Holder sent Rand Paul today. Rand Paul is still doing interviews about the filibuster. He’s making the rounds of the cable news shows.
I don’t know why. Once he’s spoken here, that pretty much covers it. But I guess his office has him on all the cable networks as well. Eric Holder wrote Rand Paul a letter today to confirm Obama doesn’t have the authority to kill American citizens on US soil in a noncombat situation, and he quoted: “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat or on American soil?” Carney says Holder wrote, “The answer is no.”
I did see a graphic that Rand Paul — shortly after this interview ended, by the way. It was within ten minutes of this interview ending, by the way, that I saw a little chyron graphic on TV that said the White House had either responded to Rand Paul or had asked to see him or some such thing. So apparently the news is out that the White House has responded to him, but it’s only from Jay Carney.