This is a PR move.
Compare this to GITMO
"GITMO sucks, i vow to close it immediately" -- "Oh congress blocks me, my hands are tied! Tear!"
"Security vulnerabilities suck, i vow to make them open!" -- "oh look at that, the security apparatus says it makes US vulnerable, my hands are tied! Tear!"
But when it comes to pure presidential powers like killing people in foreign countries from the skies his hands arnt tied.