With Rand Paul’s grand stand against the Obama administration’s undisclosed powers to kill American citizens on U.S. soil, it was only time before the White House responded. Not only did the White House feel pressure from Sen. Paul’s twelve hour filibuster against the CIA nominee John Brennan, but millions of individuals throughout social media. Twitter and Facebook lit up on Wednesday and so far throughout Thursday with “Stand with Rand” and other phrases applauding the efforts.
Soon enough, Eric Holder and the Justice Department responded, which read, “It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil? The answer to that question is no.”