Graham: Citizenship Does Not Give Suspect ‘Immunity From the Law of War’


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) continued to push for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be designated an enemy combatant Monday on “Fox and Friends,” saying a citizenship does not grant him “immunity from the law of war.”

“I want to gather intelligence,” Graham said. “What does he know about terrorist organizations within our country? Does he know of other terrorist activity coming our way? That’s a national security inquiry. He’s a potential enemy combatant. He has ties with overseas terrorists. He’s clearly a radical Islamist … This idea that the only way we can question him about national security matters is to go through his lawyer, turns over to the terrorist and their lawyer controlling information to protect us all. That’s crazy. That is absolutely crazy.”

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