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Chairman Rogers Calls Drone Strikes in the U.S. Unconstitutional

Rogers Says Suggestion of Drone Strikes in America “detracts attention from the real threats facing the country”

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Washington, DC, March 6, 2013 | Susan Phalen | comments

Chairman Rogers Calls Drone Strikes in the U.S. Unconstitutional

Rogers Says Suggestion of Drone Strikes in America “detracts attention from the real threats facing the country”

“Any suggestion that the United States would use drone strikes against U.S. citizens in the United States is irresponsible. Suggesting that such a thing is being contemplated provokes needless fear and detracts attention from the real threats facing the country.

“It would be unconstitutional for the U.S. military or intelligence services to conduct lethal counterterrorism operations in the United States against U.S. citizens. And as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, I would never allow such operations to occur on my watch. I urge the Administration to clarify this point immediately so Congress can return to its pressing oversight responsibilities.”

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