Published: Thu, November 02, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Trump says he'll consider sending NY terror suspect to Guantanamo

Trump says he'll consider sending NY terror suspect to Guantanamo

"Send him to Gitmo", Trump said to reporters on Wednesday.

Graham said suspect Sayfullo Saipov, who is accused of killing eight people by mowiing them down with a rented truck, was "motivated by radical Islamic thought, that he killed in the name of radical islam and that he is expressing his allegiance to ISIL".

Asked if Saipov should be sent to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Trump appeared open to the idea. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, McCain said: "The terrorist attack in NY is the latest brutal, horrific example of the war that radical Islamist extremists are waging against our nation and our way of life".

Trump also said that the Diversity Visa Lottery program used by the suspect to gain entry into the US should be halted, and questioned immigrants' ability to sponsor family members who want to enter the country.

"Sounds nice-it's not nice", the President said Wednesday.

"We are so politically correct, we are afraid to do anything", Trump said.

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Officials have said the attacker is an immigrant from Uzbekistan who came to the U.S. legally in 2010.

"We need quick justice and we need strong justice", he said.

Graham said he had spoken to Republican President Donald Trump about the issue and, "I think he's inclined to be aggressive, at least I hope he is". "What we have right now is a joke". John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen.

"The terrorist attack in NY is the latest brutal, horrific example of the war that radical Islamist extremists are waging against our nation and our way of life", McCain said in a statement Wednesday.

Sen Lindsey Graham, Republican of SC, advocated treating him as an "enemy combatant", a designation that strips away due process protections like the right to challenge their imprisonment. "There's enough evidence to believe that he qualifies as an enemy combatant under the law of war". "As soon as possible, the administration should notify Congress how it plans to proceed with the interrogation and trial of this suspect".

"Now more than ever, Congress should come together to devise and pass legislation to fully and humanely reform our broken immigration system and secure the homeland", McCain said.

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