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Video: Ted Cruz Gets Eric Holder to Admit That Killing Americans With Drones On U.S. Soil Is
Breitbart ^ | 3/6/13 | Debra Heine

Posted on 03/06/2013 11:57:35 AM PST by Nachum

In response to Rand Paul Filibuster Inspires HuffPo to Blister Obama Over Drone Policy:

This morning, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was able to get Attorney General Eric Holder to admit, (after much hemming and hawing about "appropriateness") that it was unconstitutional to kill a US citizen on US soil with a drone strike, providing that American terror suspect does not pose an “imminent threat.”

Via Sean Higgins of The Washington Examiner:

Cruz took the opportunity of Holder’s appearance this morning before the senate Judiciary Committee to ask about the government stance. “If an individual is sitting quietly in a cafe in the US, in your legal judgment, does the Constitution allow a US citizen on US soil to be killed by a drone?” Cruz asked, adding later the qualifier: ”If that individual is not posing an imminent and immediate threat of death or bodily harm.”

It took Cruz close to four minutes to get Holder to admit that such a strike would indeed be unconstitutional.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cruz; drones; holder; unconstitutional; yesterday
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Full title: Video: Ted Cruz Gets Eric Holder to Admit That Killing Americans With Drones On U.S. Soil Is UNCONSTITUTIONAL
1 posted on 03/06/2013 11:57:40 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I’m liking this Cruz fellow! The country could use a bunch more cut from the same cloth.


2 posted on 03/06/2013 12:02:06 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: JaguarXKE

Now I hope Ted can go over and help out Dr Paul with the filibuster.


3 posted on 03/06/2013 12:03:47 PM PST by austinaero
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To: Nachum

Cruz/Paul 2016


4 posted on 03/06/2013 12:04:52 PM PST by albie (re)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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5 posted on 03/06/2013 12:06:07 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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6 posted on 03/06/2013 12:07:03 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: JaguarXKE

He is my senator. I have met him. Have pictures with him. He is a great man!


7 posted on 03/06/2013 12:11:46 PM PST by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: austinaero

Mr. Paul is doing quite well, and needs the exercise. It’s Boehner who can’t hack it, as usual.

He’s somewhere in front of a mic whining, hand on hip, probably, about furloughing any White House staffer and he needs a lunch break. It’s all too much.


15 posted on 03/06/2013 12:12:38 PM PST by stanne
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To: Halls

Halls,
I was just wondering if you’ve ever met Senator Cruz.

Pan_Yan


16 posted on 03/06/2013 12:14:09 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Halls
Is he your Senator? You should get a picture with him.
17 posted on 03/06/2013 12:15:33 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: albie

Yes, I like what he is doing but he shouldn’t run for president. His father was a terrorist.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 12:15:42 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Pan_Yan

I heard he was a great man.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 12:16:01 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool
I heard he was a great man.

We need more information. Someone on FreeRepublic must live in his district.

20 posted on 03/06/2013 12:17:42 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
I was just wondering if you’ve ever met Senator Cruz.

I think he has...multiple times.

21 posted on 03/06/2013 12:20:38 PM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

;.)


22 posted on 03/06/2013 12:21:21 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum

It’s “unconstitutional”, but “what difference does that make”?

These people believe they should be free to exercise their “discretion” in spite of anything the Constitution says.


23 posted on 03/06/2013 12:22:15 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum
”If that individual is not posing an imminent and immediate threat of death or bodily harm.”

So if the Government deems that the individual poses an imminent and immediate threat, it is then Constitutional to take them out?

Am I missing something here?

24 posted on 03/06/2013 12:22:25 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: kabumpo

Whose father was a terrorist? Do tell!


25 posted on 03/06/2013 12:22:58 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: austinaero

That’s what I was thinking. Someone needs to help Paul.


26 posted on 03/06/2013 12:25:07 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: austinaero

Cruz is on now!


27 posted on 03/06/2013 12:37:31 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: austinaero

He is on C-Span2 now doing his part. I have called the office of my senator, who just happens to be Ted Cruz, and also Rand Paul today to thank them for their courage and tenacity. I hope they both keep it up so maybe some other Congressmen and Senators will muster up the courage to do the same. This is what we need! I’m so proud Ted Cruz is my senator! He is an inspiration.


28 posted on 03/06/2013 12:41:01 PM PST by MomofMarine
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To: kabumpo
That is one of if not THE dumbist thing I've ever read on FR!

Cruz's father escaped Castro's Cuba, eventually went to college, and is a Southern Baptist minister.

But thanks for the laugh.

29 posted on 03/06/2013 12:42:42 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Pan_Yan
We need more information. Someone on FreeRepublic must live in his district.

He is a US senator for Texas and replaced Rino Kay Bailey Hutchinson. We are happy to have a real conservative in the senate now. I was proud to vote for him twice. Primary and general, unlike the dim who admitted to voting for 0 bummer six or more times.

30 posted on 03/06/2013 12:58:34 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: MomofMarine

Ditto!


31 posted on 03/06/2013 1:03:43 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Cruz is a senator! His “district” if all of Texas!


32 posted on 03/06/2013 1:05:48 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Nachum

I’m only getting bits and parts of the filibuster. Ted Cruz is helping Rand Paul out. Who else I wonder? Has the Bush wonder boy, Marco Rubio, stood up?

Give me a government run by Cruz, Rand Paul & Allen West and I’ll die with a smile on my face!


33 posted on 03/06/2013 1:09:28 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Nachum

Eric has never cared much about the Constitution in the past, don’t expect him to care in the future.


34 posted on 03/06/2013 1:19:52 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: MomofMarine

I called Cruz’s office too. It was while he was busy taking it to Holder in a meeting.

Wouldn’t it be hilarious if Rubio showed up with bottles of water???!!!!! hhahahaha


35 posted on 03/06/2013 1:22:41 PM PST by austinaero
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To: Nachum
providing that American terror suspect does not pose an “imminent threat.”

Bingo! This little caveat is a hole these fascists would drive a truck through. These people have made it clear they consider us to be almost immediate threats. This is no effin protection at all.

These f**kers will shoot us on the street and then ignore all the spineless congressional attempts at "investigation".

36 posted on 03/06/2013 1:25:12 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Pan_Yan

Cruz made a stop at our GOP HQ during the election and they didn’t even send any communication to us that he was coming, I found out about it in the paper the next day. I was dissappointed to miss him.


37 posted on 03/06/2013 1:34:16 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: lonestar

No, absolutely not. He did NOT escape ”Castro’s Cuba” - that’s the meme that they tried to use, just as Rubio did. In fact, his father was part of a leftist revolutionary group in the 1950s and he emigrated from Cuba PRIOR to the Castro takeover in 1959, just as Rubio’s parents did.


38 posted on 03/06/2013 2:11:51 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Rusty0604

“Cruz made a stop at our GOP HQ during the election and they didn’t even send any communication to us that he was coming, I found out about it in the paper the next day. I was dissappointed to miss him.S”

The establishment GOP is never going to promote the likes of Cruz or Rand Paul or Allen West. Not while Rove & Norquist are in charge of the GOP.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2994079/posts?page=28#28


39 posted on 03/06/2013 2:12:39 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: 9YearLurker

See my post to Lone Star, above.


40 posted on 03/06/2013 2:13:41 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: AuntB

You are right for the most part but where I live Cruz has a lot of support, I think it was just a matter of not being organized locally. I’m not pointing fingers, I was just dissappointed.


41 posted on 03/06/2013 2:29:36 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Arrowhead1952

You mean Kay Barely Republican?


42 posted on 03/06/2013 2:51:00 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: kabumpo

Interesting. Do you have a link for that background?

I’m no fan of pro-amnesty, kindergarten-talking Rubio, but Cruz has impressed me so far and I won’t hold his father’s politics 50+ years ago against him.


43 posted on 03/06/2013 3:23:10 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Rusty0604

Thanks Rusty.


44 posted on 03/06/2013 3:40:52 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: kabumpo
I know he was for Castro...at first.

I remember sitting in a dorm room, about 1960, in TX having arguments about whether Castro was what he turned out to be ...or not.

I don't remember much about it but wonder now if Obama is more open now than Castro was at the time.

45 posted on 03/06/2013 3:48:08 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: kabumpo
Yes, I like what he is doing but he shouldn’t run for president. His father was a terrorist.

You must have read that on the internet, so it must be true...

Were you dropped on your head as a child...?

46 posted on 03/06/2013 4:03:46 PM PST by Popman
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To: Popman

I read it in an interview with Cruz in an Austin newspaper. He admitted it when he was presented with the evidence of the date of his father’s arrival in the U.S.


47 posted on 03/06/2013 4:36:54 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo
His father admitted to being a terrorist ?

So because Ted Cruz father was a a Cuban revolutionary he is not qualified to be POTUS ?

You do understand many people in Cuban was fooled by Castro...?

48 posted on 03/06/2013 4:41:56 PM PST by Popman
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To: lonestar

Anyone who was arguing about what Castro was in 1960 was deficient in information. Castro led an armed insurrection of radical leftists in 1953 - which failed. He was apprehended, tried and jailed, and then let free in an amnesty less than two years later. He was always a thug and a bully.


49 posted on 03/06/2013 4:45:09 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Popman

Nobody with a hot potato in their history should run for president, because the opposition will find it and use it. Cruz made a big mistake when he tried to pass his father off as a victim of the Castro regime. Now there is a public record of that lie.


50 posted on 03/06/2013 5:02:47 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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