FreedomWorks “Stands with Rand” Paul’s Senate Filibuster

Washington, DC- FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe released the following statement in support of Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster of John Brennan’s appointment to CIA Director, following Brennan’s refusal to answer a fundamental civil liberties question regarding the use of drones on US soil during his testimony on February 7th:

“The question to the White House is simple: Does President Obama believe that he has the authority to assassinate American citizens on U.S. soil without charge or trial? This is a basic civil liberties issue.”

“The Bill of Rights makes it clear that President Obama does not. We stand in proud support of Senators Rand Paul (KY), Mike Lee (UT), Ted Cruz (TX), Marco Rubio (FL), Pat Toomey (PA), Saxby Chambliss (GA), Ron Wyden (OR), and Jerry Moran (KS), and thank them for putting the individual liberty of Americans over political parties and the ultimate White House power grab.”

“We encourage all other Senators to ‘stand with Rand’ and do the same. I would if I could.”