Rep. Alan Grayson (representing Florida's 9th Congressional district) is on the record declaring that the Obama administration needs to do some 'fessing up:
"It's time for our government to shed some light on its drone practices. Transparency, as uncomfortable as it may sometimes be, is an essential part of our democracy. Americans need the facts -- the who, what, when, where, and (most importantly) why -- in order to decide if the benefits of these strikes outweigh the negatives. And for the people in other countries, whose lives are so profoundly impacted by America's drone activities, people like Rafiq ur Rehman and the individuals in Datta Khel, they deserve some closure, too."(See - "Come Clean on Deadly Drone Activities," March 27, 2014 in the Huffington Post) And there is lots more material available on the web about Rep. Grayson's criticisms of the drone program.
Now a bill is pending in Congress -- the The Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act (HR 4372) -- also known as the "Come Clean on Drone Killing" Act. At this writing, quite a few of Rep. Grayson's fellow progressive caucus members have become co-sponsors for the bill. So where is Rep. Grayson?
Rep. Grayson's constituents need to contact him and urge him to co-sponsor the bill today.
Additional resources to help:
Identify your member of Congress
Example letter to a member of Congress in support of HR 4372: the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act (the "come clean on drone killings" act)
First Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) called the U.S. on the carpet for dodging the call from the international community to come clean about its drone killings. Then Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) submitted a bill calling for drone transparency. So ... are we finally going to get the truth?
(See REAL Progressives Demand that the U.S. Come Clean on Drone Killings)
(See 2014: The Year of Transparency (for U.S. Drone Use)?)
(See Drone Killings: Come Clean )