Retired General: John McCain And Peter King Putting American Lives At Risk
Retired General Paul Eaton, a political independent, says Senator John McCain and Congressman Peter King are putting American lives at risk by advocating against Mirandizing the Times Square bombing suspect (h/t The Plum Line). Eaton calls their comments “wholly inappropriate.”
“I don’t understand how a Senator or a Congressman can challenge the Mirandizing procedure,” Eaton, who is also a senior adviser at the Dem-leaning National Security Network, told me. “The laws are clear. Rep. King and Senator McCain have advocated a position that could cost us this case.”
Eaton added that there’s no way the suspect will ever be tried in a military tribunal, and said that his trial was certain to take place in the civilian court system.
“The offense occured at Times Square,” he said. “It’s not a military venue. He’s an American citizen. The military has no juristiction.”
Eaton added that not Mirandizing the suspect put evidence at risk of getting tossed out of court, and put the suspect at risk of being released, a potential security threat.Click here for reuse options!
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