Senator Ted Cruz Questions Attorney General Eric Holder Over Drone Policy [VIDEO]
Can President Obama order a drone strike on a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil? That’s the question that Senator Rand Paul wanted to know. Attorney General Eric Holder replied that the answer is yes. According to the AP, Holder said that such an order could happen if an emergency arises.
Attorney General Eric Holder told Paul in a March 4 letter that the federal government has not conducted such operations and has no intention of doing so. But Holder also wrote that he supposed it was possible under an “extraordinary circumstance” that the president would have no choice but to authorize the military to use lethal force inside U.S. borders. Holder cited the attacks at Pearl Harbor and on Sept. 11, 2001, as examples.
“No American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found guilty of a crime by a court,” Paul said. “How can you kill someone without going to a judge, or a jury?”
On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz questioned Attorney General Eric Holder. See the video below.