Monday, February 15, 2010
Senator Scott Brown fire's back at Joe Biden's recent comments "as insulting"
On CBS's “Face the Nation” last weekend, VP Joe Biden shot back that he doesn’t “know whether the new senator from Massachusetts understands: When you get tried in a military tribunal, you get a lawyer, too.”
"It was insulting,” said Scott Brown who frequently jabbed the administration on their policy of mirandizing terrorists trying them in the Private Legal system and not via Military Tribunals. Brown said he is upset by Biden’s remarks because he’s served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard for 30 years and is currently the Guard's top defense attorney in New England. “I know the military rules and regulations and procedures from A to Z,” Brown said.
“He’s trying to give me a lesson on military law, and I didn’t think it was appropriate,” Brown told Politico. “And I thought he was off base when it comes to explaining to the American people that somehow I need a lesson on whether people get attorneys — of course they get attorneys. There’s a difference as to what type of attorney they’re going to get and when they’re going to get that attorney, and how are they treated, and what rights do they, in fact, get.”
“I was actually surprised,” said Brown. When Biden swore him into office they had a nice chat, Brown said, and the vice president told him he could visit the vice presidential residence.
“I would have thought that he would have reached out personally rather than go through the media,” Brown said. “I’m not quite sure what the message to me was, but I felt that it was important enough to respond.”
“I’ve always felt that suspected terrorists should be tried in military tribunals and not civilian court, and as a matter of fact so do the majority of Americans,” Brown said. “The big difference is are we going to pay $1,000 an hour for a private attorney and treat him as a civilian or ordinary criminal in a criminal court, or are we going give him a military attorney who’s going to be paid as a captain, major or lieutenant colonel, and obviously go through the military tribunal process?”
Ironically Joe Biden has a long history of making outrageous and foot in mouth comments.A great resource of them all is chronicled here. http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/joebiden/a/bidenisms.htm Here are a few highlights:
My personal favorite was last summer at an AARP meeting.Joe Biden said, “Well, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’” Biden said. “The answer is yes, I’m telling you.”
Having now all the details, Joe Biden acted stupidly calling out Scott Brown on Military Tribunal issues. I mean Brown is only a Sr Legal 30 year Veteran in the Army National Guard. My hat off to Scott Brown for swiftly answering back and setting the record correct. Joe Biden has a long history of making half cocked bizarre statements and he chalks up yet another.