According to Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), due process of law is a major obstacle to national security.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 16, 2016
Appearing on Morning Joe to discuss the gun control measures Democratic senators filibustered for 15 hours to advance, Senator Manchin said, “Due process is what’s killing us right now.”
“The problem we have, and the firewall we have right now is due process, it’s all due process,” Manchin said. “So we call say, ‘Yeah, we want the same thing, but how do we get there?’ If a person is on a terrorist watch list, like the gentleman, the shooter in Orlando, he was twice by the FBI – we were briefed yesterday about what happened – but that man was brought in twice, they did everything they could. The FBI did everything they were supposed to do but there was no way to keep him off the nix list or keep him off the gun buy list, there was no way to do that. So can’t we say that, if a person is under suspicion there should be a 5 year period of time that we have to see good behavior if this person continues the same traits? Maybe we can come to that kind of agreement. But due process is what’s killing us right now.”