Between Rand Paul’s Stand yesterday over the president’s seemingly unlimited drone strike abilities and the Senate Judiciary committee “working on the Assault Weapon Ban” this morning, it’s getting a lot of play in this house.
I don’t have anything new to add to Rand’s 13 hour Stand. He was spectacular and exciting and made me proud to be an American.
Dianne Feinstein is an idiot and it’s difficult to listen to her speak about making over 2,000 different weapons illegal. What about knives, you useless bitch? Baseball bats? Golf clubs?
Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Mike Lee (R-Utah)
Pat Toomey (R-Penn.)
John Thune (R-S.D.)
John Barrasso (R-Wy.)
Tim Scott (R-S.C.)
John Cornyn (R-Texas)
Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.).
33 Republican Senators were busy elsewhere… having dinner with obama.
The Democrat Senators standing with Rand:
Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)
Rand wins! Eric Holder responded “NO”.
Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Sen. Rand Paul,R-Ky., to confirm that President Obama does not have the authority to kill an American on U.S. soil in a non-combat situation, Obama’s spokesman announced today.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney quoted from the letter that Holder sent to Paul today. “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil?” Holder wrote, per Carney. “The answer is no.”
Paul said that was good enough for him. “I’m quite happy with the answer,” he said during a CNN interview. “I’m disappointed it took a month and a half and a root canal to get it, but we did get the answer.”