New York GOPer defends saying he'd torture Boston suspect

"I would be first in line" to use torture if it would "save one innocent life," said Greg Ball

By Jillian Rayfield
Published April 22, 2013 4:11PM (EDT)
State Sen. Greg Ball, R-N.Y.     (Fox News)
State Sen. Greg Ball, R-N.Y. (Fox News)

State Sen. Greg Ball, a Republican from New York, doubled down on his tweet suggesting that torture should be used on Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, telling Fox & Friends that if it would "save one innocent life," he would be fine with it.

“If getting that information, including torture, would save one innocent life, including, that we’ve seen, children, would you use torture?" Ball said. "I would be first in line.”

Ball tweeted on Saturday:

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Via HuffPo.


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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