By Justin Sink - 09/30/11 03:09 PM EDT
"We didn't assassinate him, who — certainly he had done it. Went and put through the courts then executed him. To start assassinating American citizens without charges, we should think very seriously about this," Paul said.
Paul said that the killing of Awlaki was different from that of other terrorist leaders, like 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.
"Not exactly. Because he was involved in 9/11 and I voted for authority to go after those individuals responsible for 9/11. Al-Awlaki — nobody ever suggested that he was a participant in 9/11," Paul said.