John on November 19, 2009 at 8:50 am
Stealing the clip from Hot Air. Just watch (it’s near the end):
That was yesterday. Schumer’s completely on board with Holder now. In fact, his only concern it appears is that NY not get stuck with the cost of security.
However, the Washington Times finds he used to feel quite differently. Back in 2001, just a few weeks after 9/11, he said:
[T]hose who commit acts of war against the United States, particularly those who have no color of citizenship, don’t deserve the same panoply of due process rights that American citizens receive. Should Osama bin Laden be captured aliveâ€”and I imagine most Americans hope he won’t be captured alive. But if he is, it is ludicrous to suggest he should be tried in a Federal court on Center Street in Lower Manhattan.
It’s still ludicrous, Chuck.
BTW, that NY Times piece actually throws out the possibility that this trial could last a year! The guy was prepared to plead guilty. What are we going to be doing in court for a year?