Brennan confirmed for CIA after drone delay
March 7th, 2013
03:55 PM ET

Brennan confirmed for CIA after drone delay

The U.S. Senate approved John Brennan as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency Thursday after a Republican senator ended his delay of the vote earlier in the day.

Brennan (pictured) was confirmed by a 63-34 vote that crossed party lines. His elevation to the post was widely expected, though he faced vocal opposition from critics like Sen. Rand Paul, who filibustered the vote and demanded more answers from President Barack Obama's administration on when they might use unmanned drones to target Americans suspected of being terrorists.

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  1. saywhat

    All pl contain yourselves and restrain your comments or else.................
    He is now the Director.

    March 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol. Thanks for the chuckle, saywhat.

      March 7, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name s kel

      if I get on one of rand pauls drone from DC to Cali. Is that a free ride I can get on or do I have to pay.

      March 7, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ronvan

    And all the arguments, fillibuster, etc., and he was still appointed! How much did that cost us?

    March 8, 2013 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. K_Daraa

    The White House on Thursday said President Obama does not have the authority to use a drone to kill a U.S. citizen on American soil, if the citizen is not engaged in combat.

    The WH and BO don't have the authority to kill Americans ANYWHERE without due process of law called "A court trial".
    Not unless they are making up their own laws now?

    March 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |