Just a day after Newt Gingrich went on The Daily Show and straight up lied to Jon Stewart and said that Richard Reid was an American citizen, Christopher "Kit" Bond came on MSNBC's The Daily Rundown and struggled to defend his talking points on Miranding the Christmas underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. All I can say is thank goodness this relic isn't running for re-election, but he's obviously not done embarrassing Missouri yet.
Administration's handling of Christmas bombing suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and Bush's similar handling of shoe-bomber Richard Reid in an appearance on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown."
On Tuesday, Bond had called for Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan's resignation after an increasingly politicized debate on how the administration has handled the Abdulmutallab case.
During the MSNBC interview, anchor Savannah Guthrie asked Senator Bond to make a distinction between the mirandizing of previous terror suspects and Abdulmutallab.
"When Richard Reid was mirandized, treated in the civilian court system, same as Zacarius Moussaoui, the 9/11 co-conspirator, did you call for anyone's resignation because of that?" Guthrie asked.
"It's a lot different time," Bond responded. "We now have military commissions...It turns out that mirandizing Richard Reid and trying him in the civilian courts was a bad idea."
"He is serving a life sentence right now, he will never get out. How is that a failure?" Guthrie shot back. Read on...