McCain, though, also has threatened a hold on Brennan over questions about his views on the harsh interrogation methods used by the George W. Bush administration during a time when Brennan served in the CIA. McCain said Tuesday that Brennan had still not answered those questions.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., also has threatened a hold on Brennan’s nomination until the administration answers whether it has the authority to conduct drone strikes on U.S. soil, something he called a “horrific idea.” And even if the Intelligence Committee receives an answer, it won’t be enough, Paul said. “It needs to be public,” he said.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.