Durbin On Drones: ‘We Are In A Different Kind Of War’

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sunday that the current debate around the use of drones should hinge on whether or not the country is at war, and whether Congress has given the president the power to act by saying the country is at war.

“We are in a different kind of war,” Durbin said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “We’re not sending troops, we’re not manned bombers. We’re dealing with the enemy where we find them to keep America safe. We’re got to strike a new constitutional balance with the challenges we face today.”

Durbin declined to take a position on the current use of drones and said there would be hearings in the Senate on the issue.