Pertinent part starts about 2:50.
Mitchell- And the chairman of the committee, Joe Lieberman, Kelly, also suggested that he thinks it’s time to strip someone who’s under such a watch list of their citizenship.* Strip them of their citizenship, we heard Senator John McCain saying earlier today that there should not have been any Mirandizing so there’s going to be a lot of focus on what some critics of the administration are going to be saying, republicans are raising a whole lot of issues.**
O’Donnell- All about how you would then proceed, if someone is, especially a naturalized citizen as was the case in the Times Square incident, could you pull away the citizenship to deny them some of the rights that we as American citizens would have. That’s part of what is prompting Lieberman’s comments. And if you were even a natural born*** citizen and commit what they said could be an act of treason would you then forfeit your citizenship benefits. And there was a discussion today that went into the fact that a citizen could be determined to be an enemy combatant, a classification that gives the government some different avenues to go through prosecution. So, these are really tough issues because they go right to the heart of the constitution, and right to current day events that have everyone on edge.
Ms O’Donnell, I see that you graduated from Northwestern, so you really can’t be this stupid. Are my parents and sister less American than you****? Or is the fact that they’ve been “naturalized” longer a factor? Craig Ferguson’s only been naturalized about as long as Shahzad, so maybe Craig should be careful not to be accused of anything? How long do you have to be naturalized for it to really stick? Can you make me a graph showing the different levels of American? Is it like the wedding anniversary thingie? I mean, if I’ve been naturalized for 5 years I get Free Speech, 10 years the Right to Bear Arms? I’ll be waiting for your reply.
* Mitchell stumbles around too much for me to type every damn word she says, I tightened it up.
** Is there ANYONE that is paid to be on television that cooks up a bigger word soup that Mitchell? It’s bloody painful.
***Note the emphasis on “born”.
**** I dare you to say that to her U.S. General husband.