The Blog

Holder's Letter to Rand Paul: 'No,' the U.S. Can't Use Drone to Kill Citizen Not Engaged in Combat on U.S. Soil

1:55 PM, Mar 7, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

Eric Holder responds to Rand Paul's filibuster with this letter:

Dear Senator Paul: 

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. 


Eric Holder

Here's an image of that letter:

UPDATE: Apparently, the White House and Justice Department failed to send the letter to the person who asked the question--Rand Paul.

Recent Blog Posts

The Weekly Standard Archives

Browse 19 Years of the Weekly Standard

Old covers