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UPDATE: Prominent Congressional Republicans Rep. Peter King (N.Y.) and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), have called for delaying the Mirandization of Shahzad.

“Don’t give this guy his Miranda rights until we find out what it’s all about,” McCain said this morning.

“I hope that Holder did discuss this with the intelligence community. If they believe they got enough from him, how much more should they get? Did they Mirandize him? I know he’s an American citizen but still,” King said

Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) went so far as to suggest revoking citizenship rights from terror suspects:

“I think it’s time for us to look at whether we want to amend that law to apply it to American citizens who choose to become affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, whether they should not also be deprived automatically of their citizenship, and therefore be deprived of rights that come with that citizenship when they are apprehended and charged with a terrorist act.”

But other prominent conservatives, including Judge Andrew Napolitano and Glenn Beck, have argued that as a naturalized American citizen, Shahzad is entitled to all the protections of the Constitution.

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