Dec 11 2017

Graham: NYC Bombing Suspect Should Be Held As An Enemy Combatant For Intelligence Gathering Purposes

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today reacted to the attempted terrorist attack in New York City saying the suspect should be held as an enemy combatant for intelligence gathering purposes. 

Fox News Channel:

  • GRAHAM: “The last thing I want this guy [the suspect] to hear is: ‘you have a right to remain silent.’ He should be held as a suspected enemy combatant. We should take several days here to figure out who he is and not read him his Miranda Rights… I want to hold him under the Law of War and gather intelligence.”

Full Fox News Interview


  • GRAHAM: “I’d like to keep him [the suspect] talking. I don’t want to read him his Miranda Rights…Treat him humanely. I don’t think you need to send him to GTMO. You don’t need to try him in military commission... I want to look at this as an intelligence gathering opportunity.”
  • GRAHAM: “Even if it’s a ‘lone wolf’ attack, somebody who pledges allegiance to ISIL in their own mind over the internet, I want to find out everything we can about what makes them tick and how they got to where they’re at.”

Full CNN Interview

Fox News Radio with Brian Kilmeade:

  • GRAHAM: “Hold him [the suspect] under the Law of War so you can gather intelligence. Find out what made him tick and how he got to where he’s at. Did he act by himself? Treat it as an act of war, not a common crime.”

Full Fox News Radio Interview