Consider this set of questions I sent to Paul’s office last Friday:
According to the Los Angeles Times transcript of Sen. Paul’s remarks, he suggested that the Administration took the position that “Americans could be killed in a cafe in San Francisco or in a restaurant in Houston or at their home in Bowling Green, Kentucky.” Can you cite to me the passage in the Holder letter, or any other official statement, that asserted the authority to kill Americans in cafes, restaurants, and homes?
Can you cite to me a passage in any letter from Sen. Paul to Gen. Holder or Dir. Brennan where Sen. Paul asks whether the administration asserts authority to kill Americans at home in the US in cafes, restaurants, or homes?
Again, later in the remarks, he stated that he had been asking the Administration for a month to offer assurances that “no, we won’t kill Americans in cafes; no, we won’t kill you at home in your bed at night; no, we won’t drop bombs on restaurants.” Please cite to me the specific places where Sen. Paul asked the administration whether it had authority to kill Americans in cafes, or restaurants, or in bed. What response did he receive?
Again, later in the remarks, Sen. Paul asks, “if you are sitting in a cafeteria in Dearborn, Mich., if you happen to be an Arab-American who has a relative in the Middle East and you communicate with them by e-mail and somebody says, oh, your relative is someone we suspect of being associated with terrorism, is that enough to kill you?” Can you tell me where and when Sen. Paul posed this question to the administration prior to the delivery of his remarks? What if any answer did he receive?
Again, in the remarks, Sen. Paul asks, “Are you going to just drop a drone, a hell-fired missile on Jane Fonda?” because she had allegedly been sympathetic with the enemy. Can you tell me where in his previous correspondence Sen. Paul had asked a question about this type of situation–whether, that is, the administration claims authority to use drones against those who peacefully sympathize with the enemy? What if any answer did he receive?