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While Senator Rand Paul was
filibustering John Brennan’s nomination for CIA Director
over the Obama Administration’s implicit assertion that it can kill American citizens
on American soil without charge or trial, Senator John McCain was
schmoozing with President Obama over dinner.
Millions of people, from all
political backgrounds, showed support for Rand Paul’s courageous filibuster on
social media. Rand Paul was eventually joined by 14 senators, including Sens. Lee, Cruz, Toomey, and Democratic
Sen. Ron Wyden.
Instead of joining this important filibuster, Senator McCain mocked Rand Paul
and made condescending statements towards libertarian young people. "If Mr. Paul wants to be
taken seriously he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up
impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms."
These comments are rude and out of line. Senator McCain should apologize for insulting tens of millions of Americans who
rightly assert that they cannot be killed by the President.
The U.S. government has zero constitutional authority to kill a U.S. citizen on
U.S. soil without a trial or due process. That’s plain and simple.
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