Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Isakson Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent 9/11 Conspirators from Trial in Civilian Court

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today joined 23 of his Senate colleagues in co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation that would cut off funding for the trials of the 9/11 conspirators in civilian court.

“Suggesting we send Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to New York City where he was the mastermind of the slaughter of almost 3,000 Americans and hold a trial in that city was just plain wrong,” Isakson said. “It is wrong to grant American constitutional rights to a foreign terrorist, and I believe we must ensure that these terrorists are tried by military commission.”

Isakson’s co-sponsorship of this legislation follows the Jan. 8, 2010, letter he signed to President Obama along with 21 other senators, urging the president to rethink his decision to prosecute airline bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of Nigeria in our criminal justice system.
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