Once again Senator Ted Cruz made a direct hit…this time his missile was aimed at AG Holder, and you could say ‘Mission Accomplished!’…as well as ‘Job Well Done‘ when it came to what happened in a scenario that took place Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

See what you think about this back and forth between Cruz and Holder…you can find more links about this here.

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice sent shockwaves through the nation when Attorney General Eric Holder informed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in writing that the White House would be within its legal authority to execute an American citizen via drone on U.S. soil if that person was determined to pose a threat to national security. On Wednesday, testifying before a Senate panel, Holder was prodded repeatedly about this assertion by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Holder eventually admitted that it would not be constitutional to execute an American citizen without due process.

“In your legal judgment, does the Constitution allow a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil to be killed by a drone?” Cruz asked Holder pointedly.

“For sitting in a café and having a cup of coffee?” Holder replied. Cruz clarified that his hypothetical individual subject to a drone strike did not pose an “imminent and immediate threat of death and bodily harm,” but that person is suspected to be a terrorist.

“I would not think that that would be an appropriate use of any kind of lethal force,” Holder replied.

“With all respect, Gen. Holder, my question wasn’t about appropriateness or prosecutorial discretion. It was a simple legal question,” Cruz clarified.

“This is a hypothetical, but I would not think, that in that situation, the use of a drone or lethal force would not be appropriate,” Holder replied.

“I have to tell you I find it remarkable that in that hypothetical, which is deliberately very simple, you are not able to give a simple, one-word answer: no,” Cruz added. He said he think that his scenario would constitute a “deprivation of life without due process.”

Holder agreed and added that lethal force in Cruz’s case “would not be appropriate.”

“You keep saying appropriate – my question isn’t about propriety,” Cruz goaded. “My question is about whether something is constitutional or not.”

When Cruz was about to abandon his line of questioning after a number of equivocations from Holder, the attorney general clarified that he was saying “no” such actions would not be constitutional.

Watch the clip below via CSPAN-3:

Folks, I don’t know about you, but the more I hear and see from Ted Cruz…the more I’m really liking him! – What say you?

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  1. Speaking of this subject when it comes to drones…check out what Sen. Rand Paul is doing as we speak…you can watch it live here!


    • Gee this filibuster hasn’t made the front of any news sites I’ve noticed today. I wonder why?

    • BT,

      I think much of what Rand Paul is now doing is damage repair. Don’t forget that he voted to confirm Hagel… and by the email I received from his office yesterday, I would say he was overwhelmed with negative feedback for doing so.

      The email I received from Paul’s office was that he was somewhat sorry for voting for Hagel, but he believes Obama has a right to appoint whomever he wants to fill his cabinet… guess that means Paul would vote for any slimeball Obama appointed no matter how damaging it might be to America.

      Amazing how our politicians never walk against the wind.

      • Don’t think I don’t agree with you Paul…I do, in spades. I know full well he heard from ‘we the people’ big time. – One great thing about all of what’s taking place today is there are some other great senators helping out with this filibuster…even one from the left, that being Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden (whom I can’t stand most of the time)…so it’s now bi-partisan to-boot. No matter how you slice it…what’s happening is good thing via my viewfinder in life.

        • BT,

          Don’t get me wrong… I love opposition to Obummer in any form whatsoever. I just think much of what politicians do these days is targeted at reelection efforts more than what is good for America.

  2. How long before they take Cruz and/or Rand out physically or politically. I would love to see Cruz as an AG under a Repo president.

  3. Blistered says:

    West was and is good…but he also had a wart from Pigford and the CBC interaction/caucus.

    I like Cruz a whole lot. I just believe that these guys and gals are elected politicians and unless they stay grounded in the Constitution and their real lives, that could happen to this cat. Let’s help him out and support him and keep him on the narrow path of the right!

    Blistered, out!

    • Blistered…

      I’m in the same camp as you are. I hope with all my heart that Cruz does not change after years of being in the foggy bottom of DC and the influence they seem to have when it comes to changing congress-critters from what they were when they were elected. – I hope he stays the same, as well as a handful of others that I really like, including the House too.

    • eekalouse says:

      Blistered, I know Col. West is not perfect, but then again who is? When you look at his record I would take West over most other politicians despite a few stances that don’t jibe with my perspective. Not disagreeing with you, just saying.

  4. eekalouse says:

    Why is it there are so few politicians like Mr. Cruz and just scores and scores of moonbats both republican and demoncrats in Congress? Why is it that just a few speak for the majority of us and so many speak for the minorities? Something just ain’t right.

  5. Glad to hear El Rushbo talking about this now…as well as playing some soundbites from this back and forth. – He says Cruz is fearless…so far, I sure as heck agree!

  6. Spurwing Plover says:

    Why isnt AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL issuing arrest warrents for BARACK OBAMA and ERIC HOLDER for WAR CRIMES and CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY as well as CRIMES AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE and what about the ICC that KING WILLIAM the RAPISTS signed us into

  7. Here’s one congressman that has always stayed true to his principles, one of my very favorites as well.


    Of course the big-wigs on our side of the aisle wouldn’t bring up the amendment. Another reason I despise the leaders in the House.

  8. Infuriating isn’t it michael? – We’ll never get rid of these pathetic bastids at the top. They’re there too stay.

  9. Blistered says:

    It looks like Rand Paul is redeeming himself to the conservatives. Still filibustering after 6 hours. Been listening off and on for the last several hours.

    He is holding up pretty well, pointing out that America is not a battle field, period. Our rights, as citizens, have not and cannot be abridged.

    Blistered, out!

    • Yep…that’s what he and others are doing that support him and his just cause. Senators like the great Mike Lee, Cruz, and a democrat…Ron Wyden as well.

      I’ve got a story saved from earlier to post about this later…of course by then, much more will have happened…but we can all add in what we know.

  10. This is spot-on!


    Check it out ~

  11. I’m only slightly off topic but who wants to start a betting pool on how many ‘Humanitarian ‘ need Muslim Syrian immigrants we are about to pay to import from the ‘crisis’ in the region this time ?
    I guess I’m just a teabagging racist redneck for askin’.

  12. Spurwing Plover says:

    May a missle take out and destroy one of the biggist terrorists hangouts around the UNITED NATIONS

    • Great point Spur. The UN needs to go somewhere else…we need to get the hell out of it…been saying that for decades too. ~

  13. This beedy eyed reptile (Holder), is a danger to this country.

    Thank god for Cruz!