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The US senate will not vote on president Obama's pick to head up the CIA not until next week.
That's the word from senate leaders but in the meantime the White House is facing new bipartisan opposition over -- very controversial drone program.
Case in point the Kentucky Republican senator Rand Paul says he will work to block the confirmation of president Obama's nominee John Brennan.
Until the White House explains its policy but potentially droning people inside.
The United States.
During his confirmation hearing earlier this month Brennan said that the White House had no intention of conducting those targeted killings at least not on American soil.
Catherine Herridge is live force in Washington this afternoon Catherine what else we're hearing from the lawmakers who were opposed to this drone thing.
Was -- the questioning of the Obama administration's strong policy and whether it's consistent with the US constitution.
Is clearly bipartisan listen to this hearing in the house.
The American people deserve to know and understand the legal basis under which the Obama administration believes it can kill US citizens and under what circumstances.
It is not clear.
That congress intended to sanction.
-- -- force against a loosely defined enemy.
In an indefinite.
There are a total of eleven drone memos seven have never been provided to congress and of the four that have it's only happened on a very limited basis -- -- -- libertarians say this really could stand in the way of John Brennan's nomination here.
We do the -- is scheduled for Tuesday it's already been pushed back about two and a half weeks.
Over handful of issues including Ben Ghazi and the trounced in the ACLU telling fox that the -- memos.
Are now a big deal potentially impacting the president's pick to run the CIA.
This is a big problem for.
For this White House because.
It because there is a very basic bipartisan.
Push now for these memos and Tuesday's Senate Intelligence Committee is going to try to have a vote on the -- nomination.
We'll see if that actually happens or if it doesn't happen I think that's a pretty big signal that this nominations in trouble largely over this issue.
There's no immediate comment from democratic senator Wyden a vocal critic of the drone campaign.
Or fellow Democrat Mark Udall who also sits on the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to take that -- on Tuesday.
He told fox to a spokeswoman that he quote continues to urge the administration to make available any and all additional legal opinions.
The pertain to the targeting of American citizens.
Prior to any committee vote.
We've -- -- National Security Council spokesman for comment.
Earlier he told the AP that the administration was working on it but there were no promises that more documents were coming -- Thanks Katherine.
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