Illinois Senator Dick Durbin asked for more details Tuesday about the Obama administration's justification for using drones in targeted killings.
Before a Senate hearing on drones, the Democrat said the administration needs to answer both constitutional and practical questions relating to the issue. Durbin says more openness from the government will lead to better support from Americans.
Last month, Republican Senator Rand Paul filibustered the nomination of CIA Director John Brennan for almost 13 hours on the issue of whether or not the president can use a drone to kill a citizen within the United States if that individual is not engaged in combat. According to Attorney General Eric Holder, the president does not have that power.
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