PoliticsNation | February 07, 2013
>>> when is it okay for our government to kill someone? that question was at the heart of today's confirmation hearings for john brennan to run the c.i.a. it's an emotional issue revolving around the use of drones to kill those the government deems threats to our security.
>> pr testers made their voices heard.
>> we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. please remoove.
>>> we are killing children. senator finestein --
>> if you could please expedite the removal.
>> the hearing had to be the room was freed of protesters. i've always been very weary of the use of drones, no matter if it's under a republican president or a democrat. transparency is important here and president obama releasing some records is a positive first step. but there's going to be a president after president obama . and who knows how that leader will handle these serious matters. there must be consistency from one administration to the next. even though i trust president obama . if we set a president now, are we going to live with that if the next president is someone we don't agree with? no matter the politics, that's the question we should think about. policy should be around the precedent we set. no president should be able to go unchecked. i was opposed to it under bush. i'm opposed to it now. i'm afraid for the future. we must watch this carefully. i'm a.m. sharpton, thanks for watching. "hardball" starts right now.