“The guy the Biden administration droned: was he an aid worker or an ISIS-K operative?” Senator Rand Paul asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken during Tuesday’s Senate hearing.
“I don’t know because we’re reviewing it,” Secretary Blinken replied.
“You’d think you’d kind of know before you off somebody with a predator drone,” Sen. Paul fired back.
Sen. @RandPaul: "The guy the Biden administration droned: was he an aid worker or an ISIS-K operative?"
Sec. Blinken: "I don't know because we're reviewing it."
Sen. Paul: "You'd think you'd kind of know before you off somebody with a predator drone." pic.twitter.com/kGWSuTySho
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 14, 2021
The exchange between Sen. Paul and Secretary Blinken was related to a drone strike that was unleashed just hours after an ISIS attack killed 13 U.S. servicemen in Kabul, Afghanistan just hours earlier.
The Pentagon has repeatedly defended the strike as necessary, claiming that the target was member of ISIS who was about to carry out attack on the Kabul airport. However, reports have since surfaced indicating that the person killed in the drone strike could have been an aid worker and not a member of ISIS. Several innocent children were also killed in the military strike, according to reports.