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You Get ‘Paid’ for Being a Jerk: NY State Senator Goes After Piers Morgan in Tense Exchange Over Torture of Boston Bombing Suspect

New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R) appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” Monday night to defend a message he recently tweeted in which he called for the torture of one of the Boston bombing suspects “to save more lives.” As often happens on Morgan’s show, the conversation was a tense one.

“I think that I share the feelings of a lot of red-blooded Americans who believe if we can save even one American life… that they would use every tool at their disposal to do so,” Ball said.

Morgan’s counterargument was to say that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the suspects, is an American citizen, thus making it illegal to physically coerce information from him. “How are you going to torture him?” Morgan asked.

“Dude, you’re talking to a guy who supports death penalty for cop killers, terrorists… I’m talking about me,” Ball replied. “If you want to talk to the president about his policies, the next time you golf or go play basketball with him, you can ask him.””

It was all downhill from there.

“What would you do, play cards?” Ball said. “Maybe I should have said it in a British accent. These men killed innocent men, women and children.”

“Can you stop being a jerk?” Morgan shot back.

“You get paid for it,” Ball said.

Ball then reaffirmed that he would torture a suspected terrorist, regardless of citizenship. “That’s very macho,” Morgan said sarcastically. “It’s not about being macho,” Ball replied. “If I wanted to be macho I’d challenge you to an arm wrestling contest.”

TheBlaze Blog has more info on what happened between Morgan and Ball after the segment ended.

Quite extraordinary interview with @ – called me ‘dude’, mocked my accent, and challenged me to an arm wrestle. Weird man. #CNN

Piers Morgan Has Shootout With Greg Ball Who Said He Would Torture Boston Bombing Suspect To Save Lives
@piersmorgan

Piers Morgan
@ it was fun! Lets do it again soon! Smile.

Piers Morgan Has Shootout With Greg Ball Who Said He Would Torture Boston Bombing Suspect To Save Lives
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Greg Ball

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7P1-Sf4PRIM

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