NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — While the American Civil Liberties Union has taken issue with the decision not to read Boston bombing suspect Dzhkokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, some members of Congress – including U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said the federal government should go farther and declare him an enemy combatant.
King said the public safety exception to Miranda rights now in place will allow authorities to question Tsarnaev for 48 hours without an attorney. He, along with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), think having the suspect declared an enemy combatant is a better idea, because he can then be questioned without a lawyer for a minimum of 30 days.
King told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria there are just too many unanswered questions, and the investigators need more time.