Sen. Rand Paul grilled Secretary of State Antony Blinken over whether the US actually knows whether a drone strike in Afghanistan killed an ISIS-K terrorist or an aid worker — adding,“You’d think you’d kind of know before you off someone,” after Blinken failed to provide a straight answer.
During a Senate Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Afghanistan on Tuesday, Paul (R-Ky.) pressed Blinken about last month’s drone attack in Kabul, which reportedly accidentally targeted an aid worker, not a terrorist.
The Republican senator questioned Blinken over the identity of the person the Biden administration “droned” after reports emerged that an innocent aid worker and his family were killed instead of the intended ISIS-K target.
The secretary of state told the hearing that the identity of the person was still being reviewed.
“So you don’t know or won’t tell us?” Paul pressed the nation’s top diplomat. “I don’t, I don’t know, because we’re reviewing it,” Blinken responded.