Rand Paul: Obama needs to promise he won’t rain ‘Hellfire missiles’ down on Americans in US [VIDEO]

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told Fox News Friday that he intends to hold up the confirmation of John Brennan unless President Barack Obama promises to not kill Americans using “hellfire missiles” on U.S. soil.

Brennan is Obama’s nominee to head the CIA. Sen. Paul wants the White House to give clear answers on whether the administration believes it has the authority to conduct drone strikes domestically.

“What we’re talking about is not killing someone with a grenade launcher on their shoulder. We’re talking about someone eating at a cafe in Boston or in New York and a Hellfire missile comes raining in on them,” Paul said on “Happening Now.”

“There should be an easy answer from the administration on this,” he went on. “They should say, ‘Absolutely, no, we will not kill Americans in America without an accusation, a trial and a jury.’”

“And I’m not talking about people engaged in lethal force. I’m talking about people sitting in a cafe having coffee,” Paul said. “People like this are being killed around the world. We should not do this in America, and it’s inexcusable that the administration will not answer, ‘Absolutely, no, we will not do this.’”

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