Holder finally answers Rand Paul on drones; Paul: ‘Hooray,’ only took months


Attorney General Eric Holder finally responded to Sen. Rand Paul via letter, after the senator’s thirteen hour filibuster yesterday.

Body of new Holder drones letter has 3.3 words for every hour that Rand Paul filibustered. huff.to/13I3omA

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) March 7, 2013

Here is the letter:

Eric Holder’s new letter to Rand Paul is AMAZING twitter.com/JuddLegum/stat…

— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 7, 2013

The answer is “no”:

“Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil,” Holder wrote, per Carney. “The answer is no.”



I get the feeling that Eric Holder thinks his letter was cuter than it was. In any case, win for Rand Paul.

— Mollie Z. Hemingway (@MZHemingway) March 7, 2013

Seriously. In any event, Sen. Paul was pleased … after he finally received the letter himself.

RT @ajentleson: Gonggggg RT ‏@sabrinasiddiqui Spox for Sen. Rand Paul on Holder: “We haven’t received any letter yet.”

— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) March 7, 2013

Ha! RT @brettlogiurato: Rand Paul reacts to Holder’s letter: “Hooray”

— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) March 7, 2013

Rand Paul’s first reaction to the Holder letter: “Hooray, for 13 hours yesterday I asked that question”

— Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) March 7, 2013

.@senrandpaul tells @danabashcnnhe’s happy with WH letter, though: “it took a month and a half and a root canal to get it”

— Rachel Streitfeld (@streitfeldcnn) March 7, 2013

Sen. Paul announced to Dana Bash on CNN that he will be dropping his opposition to Brennan’s nomination for CIA Director.

.@danabashcnn shows @senrandpaul Holder’s new letter. He tells her live on@cnn he’s dropping his opposition to Brennan nom.

— Patricia DiCarlo (@pdicarlocnn) March 7, 2013

BREAKING: Sen Paul to @danabashcnn: he IS satisfied w/ the administration’s response on drones. He will end his filibuster against Brennan.

— Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) March 7, 2013

Vote now set to commence shortly.

well this will be fast – Im told by Dem sources the brennan votes shoudl start 3p ish – less than an hour after Paul stopped obejctions

— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) March 7, 2013

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with further developments. Stay tuned!

On my way to the Senate floor to talk about the letter I received from Attorney General Holder.

— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) March 7, 2013

Update: Photo.

@danabashcnn shows Sen. Rand Paul letter from Holder..says he’s “happy with the answer”Brennan votehappening now twitter.com/RichardCNN/sta…

— Richard Davis (@RichardCNN) March 7, 2013

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