GOP Senators Introduce Pointless Drone Bill


Not wanting to take Attorney General Eric Holder’s word for it that the US government won’t be sending deadly flying robots to kill its own citizens on American soil, Senators Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have introduced a bill that would “prohibit drone killings of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil if they do not represent an imminent threat.” 

The bill all but disarms the US government, leaving it with few options for lethal force against citizens other than gunstanks, helicopterssnipers, paramilitary squads, bombstasers and blunt force.

Unless you’re not in the United States, or you’re an “imminent threat.” In that case, the government can drone away. 

This post has been edited to clarify that Holder was referring to domestic use of lethal drones.

  • Adam Serwer is a former reporter at Mother Jones.

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