“No I don’t think that’s a good way to deal with our problems. He was born here — Al-Awlaki was born here, he is an American citizen. He was never tried or charged for any crimes. Nobody knows if he killed anybody. We know he might have been associated with the underwear bomber. But if the American people accept this blindly and casually — that we now have an accepted practice of the president assassinating people who he thinks are bad guys, I think it’s sad.
“I think — what would people have said about Timothy McVeigh? We didn’t assassinate him, who certainly he had done it. Went and put through the courts and executed him. To start assassinating American citizens without charges, we should think very seriously about this.”