…Obama has made extensive use of the technology to combat suspected terrorists overseas. There is growing concern, however, that the Administration will use drones to assassinate Americans here. In response to the filibuster, Democrats in the Illinois State Senate, where Obama got his political start, have moved a bill to restrict the use of drones.
Yesterday, the IL Senate Criminal Law committee advanced legislation that would restrict the use of drones by law enforcement.
The Senate Dems action comes after GOP state Rep. Adam Brown filed a resolution in the state House urging IL’s congressional delegation to take action restricting the use of drones within the United States.
“The use of drones to kill Americans here at home would trample on the constitutional due process rights of all Americans,” Rep. Brown said. “We have a responsibility to…