I think I’ll just call it uninformed, ignorant, and stupid.
Sheriff Joe was on “Faze the Nation” Sunday and tossed a dart at the new MA Senator;
Responding on CBS’s “Face the Nation” to Brown’s comments that the United States should be spending money catching terrorists, not spending money to give them a lawyer, Biden said, “I don’t know whether the new senator from Massachusetts understands: When you get tried in a military tribunal, you get a lawyer too.”
Scott Brown was referring to what it would cost to pay lawyers for terrorists in civil trials vs. lawyers that are already on the U.S. payroll in military tribunals.
I’m pretty sure Scott Brown is familiar with military legal procedure, as even a quick check of Wikipedia (when it’s not defaced) could have told the good Sheriff. Brown made sure to remind Biden;
“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.”
Brown said he is particularly incensed by Biden’s remarks because he’s served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard for more than 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.
Yeah, swing and a miss there, Joe. Again.