Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday made a last-ditch call for senators to oppose an Obama administration nominee who Paul says worked against the Constitution to justify the killing of Americans overseas without due process.
The Senate on Wednesday afternoon was scheduled to hold a key procedural vote on the nomination of David Barron to be a U.S. circuit judge. Barron, now a Harvard professor, worked in the Obama administration‚Äôs Justice Department.
"The debate is not about transparency. It is about the substance of the memos,‚ÄĚ Paul said.
‚ÄúI cannot and will not support a lifetime appointment of someone who believes it is okay to kill an American citizen not involved in combat without a trial,‚ÄĚ he continued....