Here’s what Lindsey Graham said about attempted car bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad being read his rights:
Miranda warnings are counterproductive in my view,” Graham said at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday.
“The homeland is part of the battlefield. So this idea that you get to America, the rules dramatically change, to the benefit of the suspect – the terrorist – makes no sense,” he said.
So Lindsey doesn’t like the 5th amendment, but what about when it comes to suspected terrorists being able to buy guns?
Graham described the bill as an instrument of those who would ban guns altogether. “We’re talking about a constitutional right here,” he said, explaining that he could not support a bill that would force “innocent Americans” to “pay the cost of going to court to get their gun rights back.”
I thought Graham was a lawyer? Doesn’t he understand that being read your rights is also a constitutional right?
Like I said yesterday, Democrats need to run on this big time. They need to point out that Republicans want to insure that suspected terrorists can still buy guns. Something like this: “Republicans want terrorists to be able to legal access the tools to kill you, your family and your neighbors. Why do the Republicans support terrorism?” If the tables were turned that is the exact kind of play the Republicans would be pulling right now.