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  • Unanimous Consent Request—Executive Calendar

    by Senator Mitch McConnell

    Posted on 2013-03-06

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    McCONNELL. I thank my colleague from Kentucky. First let me say I think our mutual constituents will certainly learn---- Mr. DURBIN. Madam President, was there a unanimous consent request? Mr. McCONNELL. Would the Senator from Kentucky yield for a question? Mr. PAUL. Yes.

    Mr. McCONNELL. First let me thank my friend from Kentucky for his courage and conviction. Having been here a while in the Senate, we have only rarely, as Senator Thune pointed out, had extended debate on any matter. A body that came into existence for the purpose of lengthy discussions of weighty issues has, in recent years, had very little lengthy discussion of weighty issues.

    If I understand the issue the Senator from Kentucky feels so passionately about, it is that the administration should answer a question that is pretty easily stated, as I understand it, as follows: Does the administration take the view that a drone strike against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil would be an appropriate use of that weapon? Am I correct that is the question the Senator from Kentucky hopes to get an answer to from the administration? Mr. PAUL. Yes.

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