Rand Paul Will Block John Brennan Until He Gets an Answer About Drones

By Dashiell Bennett

February 14, 2013

After the scuttled nomination of Susan Rice and rumblings about stopping Chuck Hagel's, it looks as though a Senator may actually pull out their one big "check and balance" gun and put a hold on an Obama nominee. Rand Paul has announced to the world that he will block the nomination of John Brennan to run the CIA until he gets a satisfactory answer on drone policy.

Paul, who is not even on the Senate committee that questioned Brennan last week, says he was not happy with Brennan's response after being directly asked if a drone could be used to kill an American citizen on U.S. soil. In a statement to Politico, Paul said "You would think the notion of that is so bizarre and absurd that he would immediately say no." He also told USA Today on Wednesday that he think Brennan ducked the question and "I find that very, very worrisome (and) we're going to do whatever it takes to get the answer." Paul even mentioned the issue in his Tea Party response to the State of the Union last night.

Read more at The Atlantic Wire


By Dashiell Bennett

February 14, 2013

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