McCain and Graham need to recognize Saipov war criminal, trump agree

McCain and Graham need to recognize Saipov war criminal, trump agree

Two prominent Republican in the Senate on Wednesday urged the suspect to admit to the new York terrorist attack , Saifullo Saipov, a war criminal.

The terrorist arrived in the U.S. on a green card and is a lawful permanent resident of the United States. The Chairman of the Committee on armed services of the Senate John McCain and his longtime friend and Senator Lindsey Graham described the attack as a military action by Islamic extremists.

McCain and Graham need to recognize Saipov war criminal, trump agree

«There is ample evidence that the attack was motivated by radical Islamic idea that the offender killed in the name of radical Islam and that he expresses his devotion to ISIS, acting as soldiers of the Caliphate. And we should judge him as a soldier of the Caliphate» — quoted by Graham The Hill.

If Saipov recognize a war criminal, then he will lose his right to a lawyer and he will not be apprised of his rights in accordance with the laws of the United States (the Miranda rule).

The question of recognition Saipov war criminal provoked many discussions. Such practices in the USA relating to legal residents of the country, no. However, the Republicans think it is possible the decision.

«You will never convince me that the best way to gather intelligence in the war that is now unfolding in our own backyard, is to read someone his rights under the Miranda rule, telling them that they have the right to remain silent,» said Graham.

«I am 100% convinced that if you criminalizable this war, in the future you will make America less safe.»

McCain, in his statement urged the White house to notify Congress on how it plans to continue interrogation of a suspect and the trial «ASAP.»

Trump said Wednesday that «certainly considering» sending the suspect to a military prison of the USA in Guantanamo Bay. Here the criminals, the accused USA in terrorism for the past 16 years. Many of them did not come to court.

At the same time, the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the President recognizes Saipov an»enemy combatant», but does not insist on sending him to Guantanamo Bay, although it would support such a measure if it is proposed and he will see this as the best solution. At the moment Saipov still not charged, however, in the coming hours.