Graham and McCain: NYC terror suspect should be held as enemy combatant

“That was a horrible event and we have to stop it and we have to stop it cold. We also have to come up with a punishment that is far quicker and far greater in the punishment these animals are getting right now,” Trump said

“That was a horrible event and we have to stop it and we have to stop it cold. We also have to come up with a punishment that is far quicker and far greater in the punishment these animals are getting right now,” Trump said

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".

Trump said he would lobby Congress to end the Diversity Immigrant Visa program, a lottery that allots about 50,000 visas annually to immigrants with a high-school education or work experience from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.

The president wants to use this attack as an excuse to limit immigration.

But Mr Trump said America's criminal justice system was too slow, offering an extraordinary rebuke of America's legal process.

"We're so politically correct that we're afraid to do anything", he said.

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In tweets ahead of the cabinet meeting, Trump announced he was stepping up extreme vetting procedures against foreigners arriving to the US.

Two senior US lawmakers called on Wednesday for the suspect in the NY truck attack to be treated as an enemy combatant rather than a criminal suspect, a change in federal policy they said would make it easier to interrogate him.

"We also have to come up with punishment that is far quicker and far greater than the punishment these animals are getting right now", Trump said, lamenting that suspects will "go through court for years". We need quick justice and we need strong justice. "Send him to Gitmo", Trump replied.

Trump quoted a guest who appeared on Fox and Friends Wednesday morning and said Schumer, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, was "importing Europe's problems". But Sen. John McCain, perhaps Trump's fiercest critic in the Republican Party, argued for suspending the constitutional rights of the suspect in the NY case, saying that he "should not be read Miranda rights", as "enemy combatants are not entitled to them". "And no wonder so much of this stuff takes place". "He's a terrorist, he should be kept there". The US will treat suspect Sayfullo Saipov, 29, as an "enemy combatant" moving forward, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.

Since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, no suspected terrorists detained on US soil have been sent to Guantánamo.

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