Updated 08/23/2009 10:28 PM
Senator Schumer calls for action against PAN-AM 103 bomber
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NATIONWIDE -- Senator Charles Schumer is calling for for action in response to the reception of the PAN-AM fight 103 bomber upon his return to Libya.
Schumer says he was horrified by the large crowds, waving flags and honking horns that greeted Abdel beset al Megrahi at the airport Thursday.
Scotland released the bomber because he has prostate cancer and only has a few months left to live.
Schumer says the only man convicted in the bombing should have stayed in prison to serve his life sentence and called on his former colleague to take action.
"This is a disgrace and I think there are two things that that should happen. First, I think our secretary of state should immediately introduce a resolution condemning those celebrations and calling on Khadafi to apologize for them. And second, frankly, I'd like to know if there was some kind of a elicit deal here,” said Sen. Charles Schumer (D) New York on NBC's Meet the Press.
Schumer questions whether reports that the British government released al Megrahi in exchange for an oil contract are true. If so, Schumer says the deal would be "despicable".