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Chambliss Co-sponsors Legislation to Prohibit 9/11 Conspirators from Being Tried in Civilian Court

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Chambliss Co-sponsors Legislation to Prohibit 9/11 Conspirators from Being Tried in Civilian Court

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., a member of the Select Senate Committee on Intelligence, today co-sponsored bipartisan legislation that would cut off funding for the trials of the 9/11 conspirators in civilian court.

During a press conference on Capitol Hill today, Chambliss said he believes the 9/11 conspirators should be tried in a military commission.

"Our nation is engaged in military conflicts overseas as a result of those who planned and executed the attack on September 11, 2001," said Chambliss. "We should not give those terrorists the same constitutional rights granted to our citizens, and we should not give them a platform from which to spew their hatred toward America. These terrorists should not be treated any differently than those caught on the battlefield."

The legislation was introduced today by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn.; Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.; John McCain, R-Ariz.; Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.; and Jim Webb, D-Va.


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