Paul Responds to Obama’s Drone-Policy Speech

by Andrew Johnson

Shortly after the president outlined in a speech today that drones should not be used on American citizens without “due process,” Rand Paul offered some backhanded praise for the president’s new stance on the matter:

I’m glad the President finally acknowledged that American citizens deserve some form of due process. But I still have concerns over whether flash cards and PowerPoint presentations represent due process; my preference would be to try accused U.S. citizens for treason in a court of law.

The Kentucky senator has been one of the most outspoken members of Congress on the issue of the president’s use of drones, as evidenced by his 14-hour filibuster earlier this year.