WASHINGTON (CBSDC) â€” Attorney General Eric Holder and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, got into a heated discussion during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the use of drones against American citizens.
Questioning Holder about a letter he sent to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in which the attorney general said it would take an â€œextraordinary circumstanceâ€ to use a drone to kill an American on U.S. soil, Cruz asked if such lethal force would be constitutional.
â€œIf an individual is sitting quietly at a cafÃ© in the United States, in your legal judgment, does the Constitution allow a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil to be killed by a drone?â€ Cruz asked Holder.
Holder responded tongue-in-cheek: â€œFor sitting in the cafÃ© and having a cup of coffee?â€
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