Politico ^ | KEVIN CIRILLI
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 10:37:15 AM by JohnPDuncan
Sen. Rand Paul blasted Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that drone strikes could be carried out on U.S. soil under extreme circumstances, with the Kentucky Republican suggesting that means Americans could be killed while they’re “eating dinner” or “at a cafe.”
“The thing about the drone strike program is we’re not talking about someone’s actively attacking America — we’re not talking about planes flying into the World Trade Center,” Paul said on Fox News on Tuesday. “What we’re talking about is you’re eating dinner in your house, you’re eating at a cafe or you’re walking down the road.”
He continued: “That’s when these drone strikes can occur. It’s not about people involved in combat — it’s about people who they think might be.”
On Tuesday, Holder responded to a letter Paul and other senators had sent inquiring about whether the government could use drones domestically.
“The question you have posed is entirely hypothetical, unlikely to occur, and one we hope no President will ever have to confront,” Holder responded.
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