Paul: Getting Answer from Obama on Drones ‘Like Pulling Teeth’


Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) practiced ophthalmology before entering the U.S. Senate, but he made a dentistry reference on Fox News Sunday when discussing his efforts to get an answer on drone policy from the Obama administration.

“Even some on the left were disappointed in the president by not being firm and clear, that everybody has a right to trial by jury, that we would never drone someone in America,” Paul said. “And it was disappointing to many he wouldn’t answer the question and it was like pulling teeth. It took 13 hours of filibuster for him to say, ‘No we will not kill noncombatants in America.’ I think it was well worth it and it really served to narrow presidential power, which I think is important, that there are limits.”

Host Chris Wallace again brought up the question of a possible 2016 presidential run, but Paul replied he was not sure but did want to remain part of the “national debate.”

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