GOP tells Holder not to Mirandize Times Square bombing suspect 

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and other top Republicans on Tuesday said the suspect arrested for attempting to explode a car bomb in New York City should not have been read his Miranda rights.

McCain called the move "a bad mistake," and said the suspect, Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, was not entitled to be Mirandized.

"It's not a constitutional right," McCain said. "And he may have to be designated an enemy combatant."

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a former state supreme court justice, also said the suspect should not have been read a Miranda warning, which essentially alerts a suspect to a right to remain silent and a right to an attorney.

Federal officials said Tuesday that Shahzad was read his rights today after being questioned for a period of time. Attorney General Eric Holder said Shahzad is still cooperating and providing information to authorities.

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