Crazy People’s Rights

So Lindsay Graham and Rand Paul got into a bit of an argument on the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday about the rights of detained terrorist suspects that got kind of colorful:

In case you can’t access the video, Graham suggested that Gitmo detainees were “crazy bastards” who didn’t deserve any rights. And Paul objected that a “crazy bastard” standard for denying people due process sent the Constitution down a pretty slippery slope.

As I happens, I’m with Paul on the merits, but in general find it pretty amusing whenever Republican senators debate other people’s sanity.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.