Congressional Republicans want to know whether the Pakistani-born American arrested in the Times Square car bombing plot was read his Miranda rights, with Sen. John McCain saying it would be a “serious mistake” if the suspect was reminded of his right to remain silent. “Obviously that would be a serious mistake until all the information is gathered,” McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Imus in the Morning when asked whether the suspect, Faisal Shahzad, should have been Mirandized.
Rep. Peter King (N.Y.), the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, wants to know whether the Justice Department consulted with the intelligence community.
“I hope that [Attorney General Eric] Holder did discuss this with the intelligence community. If they believe they got enough from him, how much more should they get? Did they Mirandize him? I know he’s an American citizen but still,” King told Politico.
We you read that correctly. “I know he’s and American citizen, but still.” That really says everything that needs to be said doesn’t it?