In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said he is not ruling out the possibility of the federal government ordering a drone strike against Americans on U.S. soil. Holder said such a scenario would only be considered in an extraordinary circumstance.
In a letter sent to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) by Holder on Monday he said the government has no intention of carrying out drone strikes with in the United States.
Holder wrote, "It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution... for the president to authorize the military to use lethal force within... the United States."
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) March 6, 2013
Paul fires back at Holder's letter with a statement saying the Obama administration is attacking the constitution.
"The U.S. attorney general's refusal to rule out the possibility of drone strikes on American citizens and on American soil is more than frightening. It is an affront to the constitutional due process rights of all Americans," Paul said.